DataSet.Clone Method

Copies the structure of the DataSet, including all DataTable schemas, relations, and constraints. Does not copy any data.

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

public virtual DataSet Clone()

Return Value

Type: System.Data.DataSet
A new DataSet with the same schema as the current DataSet, but none of the data.

NoteNote

If these classes have been subclassed, the clone will also be of the same subclasses.

The following example creates a clone of a DataSet object's schema.

private void GetClone(DataSet dataSet)
{
    // Get a clone of the original DataSet.
    DataSet cloneSet = dataSet.Clone();

    // Insert code to work with clone of the DataSet.
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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