CloneNode Method

XmlDocument.CloneNode Method (Boolean)


Creates a duplicate of this node.

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

public override XmlNode CloneNode(
	bool 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 XmlDocument node.

This method serves as a copy constructor for nodes. The cloned node has no parent (ParentNode returns null).

If deep is true, the cloned node includes all the child nodes, otherwise only the XmlDocument node is cloned. See the XmlNode.CloneNode method to see how this method behaves on other node types.

The following example shows the difference between a deep and shallow clone.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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