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DataSet.Clone Method

Copies the structure of the DataSet, including all DataTable schemas, relations, and constraints. Does not copy any data.

Namespace: System.Data
Assembly: System.Data (in system.data.dll)

public virtual DataSet Clone ()
public DataSet Clone ()
public function Clone () : DataSet
Not applicable.

Return Value

A new DataSet with the same schema as the current DataSet, but none of the data.

NoteNote:

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

The following example creates a clone of a DataSet object's schema.

private void GetClone(DataSet dataSet)
{
    // Get a clone of the original DataSet.
    DataSet cloneSet = dataSet.Clone();

    // Insert code to work with clone of the DataSet.
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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