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ICloneable.Clone Method

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

Namespace: System
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

'Declaration
Function Clone As Object
'Usage
Dim instance As ICloneable
Dim returnValue As Object

returnValue = instance.Clone
Object Clone ()
function Clone () : Object
Not applicable.

Return Value

A new object that is a copy of this instance.

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.

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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