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.NET Framework Class Library
StringClone Method

Returns a reference to this instance of String.

Namespace:   System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Syntax
Public Function Clone As [%$TOPIC/09cyt6ks_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_0%]
public [%$TOPIC/09cyt6ks_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_0%] Clone()
public:
virtual [%$TOPIC/09cyt6ks_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_0%]^ Clone() sealed
abstract Clone : unit -> [%$TOPIC/09cyt6ks_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_0%]  
override Clone : unit -> [%$TOPIC/09cyt6ks_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_1%]

Return Value

Type: SystemObject
This instance of String.

Implements

ICloneableClone
Remarks

The return value is not an independent copy of this instance; it is simply another view of the same data. Use the Copy or CopyTo method to create a separate String object with the same value as this instance.

Because the Clone method simply returns the existing string instance, there is little reason to call it directly.

Version Information

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
Platforms

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.