XAttribute Constructor (XAttribute)


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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.

Exception Condition

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.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.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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