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Array.Clone Method

Creates a shallow copy of the Array.

[Visual Basic]
Public Overridable Function Clone() As Object Implements _
   ICloneable.Clone
[C#]
public virtual object Clone();
[C++]
public: virtual Object* Clone();
[JScript]
public function Clone() : Object;

Return Value

A shallow copy of the Array.

Implements

ICloneable.Clone

Remarks

A shallow copy of an Array copies only the elements of the Array, whether they are reference types or value types, but it does not copy the objects that the references refer to. The references in the new Array point to the same objects that the references in the original Array point to.

In contrast, a deep copy of an Array copies the elements and everything directly or indirectly referenced by the elements.

The clone is of the same Type as the original Array.

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

Array Class | Array Members | System Namespace

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