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OperatingSystem.Clone Method

Creates an OperatingSystem object that is identical to this instance.

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

public Object Clone()

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An OperatingSystem object that is a copy of this instance.

Implements

ICloneable.Clone()

The following code example illustrates the use of the Clone method to make a copy of an OperatingSystem object. The clone is compared with the original object to show that they are not the same object.

// Example for the OperatingSystem.Clone method. 
using System;

class CloneCompareDemo
{
    // Copy, clone, and duplicate an OperatingSystem object. 
    static void CopyOperatingSystemObjects( )
    {
        // The Version object does not need to correspond to an  
        // actual OS version.
        Version verMMBVer = new Version( 5, 6, 7, 8 );

        OperatingSystem opCreate1 = new 
            OperatingSystem( PlatformID.Win32NT, verMMBVer );

        // Create another OperatingSystem object with the same  
        // parameters as opCreate1.
        OperatingSystem opCreate2 = new 
            OperatingSystem( PlatformID.Win32NT, verMMBVer );

        // Clone opCreate1 and copy the opCreate1 reference.
        OperatingSystem opClone = 
            (OperatingSystem)opCreate1.Clone( );
        OperatingSystem opCopy = opCreate1;

        // Compare the various objects for equality.
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,-50}{1}", 
            "Is the second object the same as the original?", 
            opCreate1.Equals( opCreate2 ) );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,-50}{1}", 
            "Is the object clone the same as the original?", 
            opCreate1.Equals( opClone ) );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,-50}{1}", 
            "Is the copied object the same as the original?", 
            opCreate1.Equals( opCopy ) );
    } 

    static void Main( )
    {
        Console.WriteLine(
            "This example of OperatingSystem.Clone( ) " +
            "generates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine(
            "Create an OperatingSystem object, and then " +
            "create another object with the \n" +
            "same parameters. Clone and copy the original " +
            "object, and then compare \n" +
            "each object with the original " +
            "using the Equals( ) method. Equals( ) \n" +
            "returns true only when both " +
            "references refer to the same object.\n" );

        CopyOperatingSystemObjects( );
    } 
} 

/*
This example of OperatingSystem.Clone( ) generates the following output.

Create an OperatingSystem object, and then create another object with the
same parameters. Clone and copy the original object, and then compare
each object with the original using the Equals( ) method. Equals( )
returns true only when both references refer to the same object.

Is the second object the same as the original?    False
Is the object clone the same as the original?     False
Is the copied object the same as the original?    True
*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

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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