XAttribute Constructor (XAttribute)
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XAttribute Constructor (XAttribute)

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

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

public XAttribute(
	XAttribute other


Type: System.Xml.Linq.XAttribute
An XAttribute object to copy from.


The other parameter is null.

This constructor is primarily used internally when making a deep copy of an XML tree.

This example demonstrates that creating a deep copy of an XML tree creates a copy, not a clone, of an attribute in the tree.

XElement root1 = XElement.Parse("<Root Att1='abc' />");
// Make a deep copy.
XElement root2 = new XElement(root1);
if (root1.Attribute("Att1") == root2.Attribute("Att1"))
    Console.WriteLine("This will not be printed");
    Console.WriteLine("Creating a deep copy created a new attribute from the original.");

This example produces the following output:

Creating a deep copy created a new attribute from the original.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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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