DataSet.Copy Method

Copies both the structure and data for this DataSet.

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

public DataSet Copy ()
public DataSet Copy ()
public function Copy () : DataSet

Return Value

A new DataSet with the same structure (table schemas, relations, and constraints) and data as this DataSet.

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

The following example uses the Copy method to create a copy of the original DataSet.

private void CopyDataSet(DataSet dataSet)
    // Create an object variable for the copy.
    DataSet copyDataSet;
    copyDataSet = dataSet.Copy();

    // Insert code to work with the copy.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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