XElement Constructor (XElement)

Initializes a new instance of the XElement class from another XElement object.

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

public XElement(
	XElement other
)

Parameters

other
Type: System.Xml.Linq.XElement
An XElement object to copy from.

This constructor makes a deep copy of an element.

The following example creates an XML tree, creates a clone of the tree, and then calls DeepEquals, which tests whether the two XML trees are equal.

XElement xmlTree = new XElement("Root",
    new XAttribute("Att1", 1),
    new XElement("Child1", 1),
    new XElement("Child2", 2)
);

// Create a clone of the tree.
XElement treeClone = new XElement(xmlTree);

Console.WriteLine("xmlTree = treeClone: {0}", XNode.DeepEquals(xmlTree, treeClone));

// Do some work with xmlTree, perhaps pass it to other methods.
xmlTree.Add(new XElement("Child3", 3));

Console.WriteLine("xmlTree = treeClone: {0}", XNode.DeepEquals(xmlTree, treeClone));

This example produces the following output:

xmlTree = treeClone: True
xmlTree = treeClone: False

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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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