Creates a new object that is a copy of the current instance.
[Visual Basic] Function Clone() As Object [C#] object Clone(); [C++] Object* Clone(); [JScript] function Clone() : Object;
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.
Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) Standard