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XElement Constructor (XElement)

Initializes a new instance of the XElement class from another XElement object.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assemblies:   System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)
  System.Xml.XDocument (in System.Xml.XDocument.dll)

public XElement(
	XElement other
)

Parameters

other
Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement

An XElement object to copy from.

This constructor makes a deep copy of an element.

The following example creates an XML tree, creates a clone of the tree, and then calls DeepEquals, which tests whether the two XML trees are equal.

XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XAttribute("Att1", 1),
    new XElement("Child1", 1),
    new XElement("Child2", 2)
);

// Create a clone of the tree.
XElement treeClone = new XElement(xmlTree);

Console.WriteLine("xmlTree = treeClone: {0}", XNode.DeepEquals(xmlTree, treeClone));

// Do some work with xmlTree, perhaps pass it to other methods.
xmlTree.Add(new XElement("Child3", 3));

Console.WriteLine("xmlTree = treeClone: {0}", XNode.DeepEquals(xmlTree, treeClone));

This example produces the following output:

xmlTree = treeClone: True
xmlTree = treeClone: False

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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