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XmlDataDocument.CloneNode Method

Creates a duplicate of the current node.

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

public override XmlNode CloneNode(
	bool deep
)

Parameters

deep
Type: System.Boolean
true to recursively clone the subtree under the specified node; false to clone only the node itself.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNode
The cloned node.

Cloning the XmlDataDocument also clones the DataSet schema.

If deep is set to false, the cloned DataSet has no data; that is, no rows.

If deep is set to true, the cloned DataSet is set with the schema and then populated with the data.

See CloneNode in the XmlNode class to see a table describing how this method behaves with each of the different node types.

The following example loads a DataSet into an XmlDataDocument and then creates a shallow clone of the XmlDataDocument.

The example uses the SQL Server 2000 Northwind database.



using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Xml;
using System.Data.SqlClient;

public class Sample
{
  public static void Main()
  {
     DataSet dsNorthwind = new DataSet();

     //Create the connection string.           
     String sConnect;
     sConnect="Data Source=localhost;Integrated Security=SSPI;Initial Catalog=Northwind";     

     //Create a connection object to connect to the northwind db.
     SqlConnection nwconnect = new SqlConnection(sConnect);

     //Create a command string to select all the customers in the WA region.
     String sCommand = "Select * from Customers where Region='WA'";

     //Create an adapter to load the DataSet.
     SqlDataAdapter myDataAdapter = new SqlDataAdapter(sCommand, nwconnect);

     //Fill the DataSet with the selected records.
     myDataAdapter.Fill(dsNorthwind,"Customers");

     //Load the document with the DataSet.
     XmlDataDocument doc = new XmlDataDocument(dsNorthwind);   

     //Create a shallow clone of the XmlDataDocument. Note that although
     //none of the child nodes were copied over, the cloned node does
     //have the schema information.
     XmlDataDocument clone = (XmlDataDocument) doc.CloneNode(false);
     Console.WriteLine("Child count: {0}", clone.ChildNodes.Count);
     Console.WriteLine(clone.DataSet.GetXmlSchema());   
  }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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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