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XmlElement.CloneNode Method

Creates a duplicate of this node.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assembly:  System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)

abstract CloneNode : 
        deep:bool -> XmlNode 
override CloneNode : 
        deep:bool -> XmlNode 

Parameters

deep
Type: System.Boolean
true to recursively clone the subtree under the specified node; false to clone only the node itself (and its attributes if the node is an XmlElement).

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNode
The cloned node.

This method serves as a copy constructor for nodes. The duplicate node has no parent (ParentNode returns a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic)).

The following example creates a new element, clones it, and then adds both elements into an XML document.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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