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.

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

OutputTextBlock.Text = output.ToString();


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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