How to select a value of an attribute with XPath?

I have xml like this one:

<DetectorData CollectionID='1'/>

whit XSLT one can get the string value like this:

<xsl:value-of select="DetectorData/@CollectionID"/>

How to get the string value with XPath and c# with similar construction?

node.SelectSingleNode("DetectorData/@CollectionID") .... does this works?
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TimCotteeConnect With a Mentor Head of Software ServicesCommented:

Not as far as I am aware, there are methods to select specific nodes based on attribute values but I don't believe that you can use it to return the value of an attribute that way.

TimCotteeHead of Software ServicesCommented:
Hello koleto115,


Should do it.


koleto115Author Commented:
Yes, but is there a simple construction that returns string.Empty?
I don't want to check whether the attribute is there or not...
The dotted notation is very ugly, I hopped that there is a kind of XPath trick to retrieve the attribute value with a single method ...
somthing like node.SelectSingleNode("DetectorData/@CollectionID" ..... something that like that ...
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