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DataSet.Copy Method

Copies both the structure and data for this DataSet.

Namespace:  System.Data
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)
public DataSet Copy()

Return Value

Type: System.Data.DataSet
A new DataSet with the same structure (table schemas, relations, and constraints) and data as this DataSet.
NoteNote

If these classes have been subclassed, the copy will also be of the same subclasses.

The following example uses the Copy method to create a copy of the original DataSet.

private void CopyDataSet(DataSet dataSet)
{
    // Create an object variable for the copy.
    DataSet copyDataSet;
    copyDataSet = dataSet.Copy();

    // Insert code to work with the copy.
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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