HtmlElement.SetAttribute(String, String) Method


Sets the value of the named attribute on the element.

 void SetAttribute(System::String ^ attributeName, System::String ^ value);
public void SetAttribute (string attributeName, string value);
member this.SetAttribute : string * string -> unit
Public Sub SetAttribute (attributeName As String, value As String)



The name of the attribute to set.


The new value of this attribute.


The following code example adds a new IMG element to the current document, using SetAttribute to set the SRC attribute for the image.

private void InsertImageFooter()
    if (webBrowser1.Document != null)
        HtmlDocument doc = webBrowser1.Document;
        HtmlElement elem = doc.CreateElement("IMG");
        elem.SetAttribute("SRC", "");

Private Sub InsertImageFooter()
    If (WebBrowser1.Document IsNot Nothing) Then
        With WebBrowser1.Document
            Dim Elem As HtmlElement = .CreateElement("IMG")
            Elem.SetAttribute("SRC", "")

        End With
    End If
End Sub


An attribute in HTML is any valid name-value pair for that element. HtmlElement exposes only those attributes that are common to all elements, leaving out those that only apply to certain types of elements; SRC is a predefined attribute for the IMG tag, for example, but not for the DIV tag. Use GetAttribute and SetAttribute to manipulate attributes not exposed on the managed Document Object Model (DOM).

If attributeName is not a defined attribute on an element, SetAttribute will define it on the element as a new attribute.

GetAttribute and SetAttribute are case-insensitive.

To set the class attribute on an HtmlElement , you must refer to the attribute as className when specifying the first argument to SetAttribute

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