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ICloneable.Clone Method

Creates a new object that is a copy of the current instance.

[Visual Basic]
Function Clone() As Object
[C#]
object Clone();
[C++]
Object* Clone();
[JScript]
function Clone() : Object;

Return Value

A new object that is a copy of this instance.

Remarks

Clone can be implemented either as a deep copy or a shallow copy. In a deep copy, all objects are duplicated; whereas, in a shallow copy, only the top-level objects are duplicated and the lower levels contain references.

The resulting clone must be of the same type as or a compatible type to the original instance.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) Standard

See Also

ICloneable Interface | ICloneable Members | System Namespace

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