Duplicate Method

Duplicates an existing element type and assigns it a new name.

Namespace: Autodesk.Revit.DB
Assembly: RevitAPI (in RevitAPI.dll) Version: (


public ElementType Duplicate(
	string name
Visual Basic
Public Function Duplicate ( _
	name As String _
) As ElementType
Visual C++
ElementType^ Duplicate(
	String^ name


Type: System String
The new name of the element type.

Return Value

The duplicated element type.


Exception Condition
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions ArgumentException name is an empty string. -or- name cannot include prohibited characters. -or- The element type name was empty, contained invalid characters, or was invalid for the specific element type. -or- The name is already in use for this element type.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions ArgumentNullException A non-optional argument was NULL
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions InternalException Duplicate element type could not be obtained.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions InvalidOperationException The ElementType cannot be copied.

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