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 Sub New (
	other As XAttribute
)

Parameters

other
Type: System.Xml.Linq.XAttribute

An XAttribute object to copy from.

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

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.


                Dim root1 As XElement = <Root Att1='abc'/>
' Make a deep copy.
Dim root2 As XElement = New XElement(root1)
If root1.Attribute("Att1") Is root2.Attribute("Att1") Then
    Console.WriteLine("This will not be printed")
Else
    Console.WriteLine("Creating a deep copy created a new attribute from the original.")
End If

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
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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