XContainer.Add Method (Object)

Adds the specified content as children of this XContainer.

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

'Declaration
Public Sub Add ( _
	content As Object _
)

Parameters

content
Type: System.Object

A content object containing simple content or a collection of content objects to be added.

This method adds the new content after the existing content of the XContainer.

For details about the valid content that can be passed to this function, see Valid Content of XElement and XDocument Objects.

This method will raise the Changed and the Changing events.

The following example creates two XML trees, and then uses this method to add an XElement object to one of them. It also adds the results of a LINQ query to the XML tree.

Dim srcTree As XElement = _ 
        <Root>
            <Element1>1</Element1>
            <Element2>2</Element2>
            <Element3>3</Element3>
            <Element4>4</Element4>
            <Element5>5</Element5>
        </Root>

Dim xmlTree As XElement = _ 
        <Root>
            <Child1>1</Child1>
            <Child2>2</Child2>
            <Child3>3</Child3>
            <Child4>4</Child4>
            <Child5>5</Child5>
        </Root>

xmlTree.Add(New XElement("NewChild", "new content"))
xmlTree.Add( _
    From el In srcTree.Elements() _
    Where CInt(el) > 3 _
    Select el _
)
' Even though Child9 does not exist in srcTree, the following statement will not
' throw an exception, and nothing will be added to xmlTree.
xmlTree.Add(srcTree.<Child9>)
Console.WriteLine(xmlTree)

This example produces the following output:

<Root>
  <Child1>1</Child1>
  <Child2>2</Child2>
  <Child3>3</Child3>
  <Child4>4</Child4>
  <Child5>5</Child5>
  <NewChild>new content</NewChild>
  <Element4>4</Element4>
  <Element5>5</Element5>
</Root>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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