XElement Constructor (XElement)

XElement Constructor (XElement)


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

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

Public Sub New (
	other As XElement


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.

                Dim xmlTree As XElement = _
        <Root Att1="1">

' Create a clone of the tree.
Dim treeClone As XElement = 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

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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