When overridden in a derived class, returns a copy of the binding element object.
Assembly: System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)
Implement the method to return a deep clone of your binding element. Returning a clone enables the runtime to support the case in which multiple custom bindings share a custom binding element. If a clone is not returned, the run-time behavior is undefined.
A deep clone of an object creates a copy of the object and a copy of everything directly or indirectly referenced by that object. (This is also called copying the entire object graph.) A shallow clone of an object, by contrast, is a copy of the object only. If the object contains references to other objects, the shallow copy does not create copies of the referred objects; instead, it copies only the references to the original objects.
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.