Clone Method

DateTimeFormatInfo::Clone Method ()


Creates a shallow copy of the DateTimeFormatInfo.

Namespace:   System.Globalization
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

virtual Object^ Clone() sealed

Return Value

Type: System::Object^

A new DateTimeFormatInfo object copied from the original DateTimeFormatInfo.

The clone is writable even if the original DateTimeFormatInfo object 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.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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