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DateTimeFormatInfo.Clone Method

Creates a shallow copy of the DateTimeFormatInfo.

[Visual Basic]
Public Overridable Function Clone() As Object Implements _
   ICloneable.Clone
[C#]
public virtual object Clone();
[C++]
public: virtual Object* Clone();
[JScript]
public function Clone() : Object;

Return Value

A new DateTimeFormatInfo copied from the original DateTimeFormatInfo.

Implements

ICloneable.Clone

Remarks

The clone is writable even if the original DateTimeFormatInfo is read-only; therefore, the properties of the clone can be modified with user-defined patterns.

A shallow copy of an object is a copy of the object only. If the object contains references to other objects, the shallow copy does not create copies of the referred objects. It refers to the original objects instead. In contrast, a deep copy of an object creates a copy of the object and a copy of everything directly or indirectly referenced by that object.

Requirements

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

See Also

DateTimeFormatInfo Class | DateTimeFormatInfo Members | System.Globalization Namespace

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