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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)

'Declaration
Public Overridable Function Clone As DataSet
'Usage
Dim instance As DataSet 
Dim returnValue As DataSet 

returnValue = instance.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 Sub GetClone(ByVal dataSet As DataSet)
   ' Get a clone of the original DataSet. 
   Dim cloneSet As DataSet = dataSet.Clone()

   ' Insert code to work with clone of the DataSet. 
End Sub

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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