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TextInfo.Clone Method

Creates a new object that is a copy of the current TextInfo object.

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(false)]
public virtual Object Clone()

Return Value

Type: System.Object
A new instance of System.Object that is the memberwise clone of the current TextInfo object.

Implements

ICloneable.Clone()

The new memberwise clone is not read-only.

The following code example demonstrates the Clone and ReadOnly methods.

// This example demonstrates the TextInfo.Clone() and 
// TextInfo.ReadOnly() methods. 

using System;
using System.Globalization;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
// Get the TextInfo of a predefined culture that ships with  
// the .NET Framework.
    CultureInfo ci = new CultureInfo("en-US");
    TextInfo ti1 = ci.TextInfo;

// Display whether the TextInfo is read-only or not.
    DisplayReadOnly("1) The original TextInfo object", ti1);
    Console.WriteLine();

// Create a clone of the original TextInfo and cast the clone to a TextInfo type.
    Console.WriteLine("2a) Create a clone of the original TextInfo object...");
    TextInfo ti2 = (TextInfo)ti1.Clone();

// Display whether the clone is read-only.
    DisplayReadOnly("2b) The TextInfo clone", ti2);

// Set the ListSeparator property on the TextInfo clone.
    Console.WriteLine("2c) The original value of the clone's ListSeparator " +
                      "property is \"{0}\".", ti2.ListSeparator);
    ti2.ListSeparator = "/";
    Console.WriteLine("2d) The new value of the clone's ListSeparator " +
                      "property is \"{0}\".\n", ti2.ListSeparator);

// Create a read-only clone of the original TextInfo.
    Console.WriteLine("3a) Create a read-only clone of the original TextInfo object...");
    TextInfo ti3 = TextInfo.ReadOnly(ti1);

// Display whether the read-only clone is actually read-only.
    DisplayReadOnly("3b) The TextInfo clone", ti3);

// Try to set the ListSeparator property of a read-only TextInfo object. Use the 
// IsReadOnly property again to determine whether to attempt the set operation. You  
// could use a try-catch block instead and catch an InvalidOperationException when 
// the set operation fails, but that programming technique is inefficient.
    Console.WriteLine("3c) Try to set the read-only clone's LineSeparator " +
                      "property.");
    if (ti3.IsReadOnly == true)
        {
        Console.WriteLine("3d) The set operation is invalid.");
        }
    else
        {
        // This clause is not executed.
        ti3.ListSeparator = "/";
        Console.WriteLine("3d) The new value of the clone's ListSeparator " +
                          "property is \"{0}\".\n", ti2.ListSeparator);
        }
    }

    private static void DisplayReadOnly(string caption, TextInfo ti)
    {
    Console.WriteLine("{0} is {1}read-only.", 
                      caption, ti.IsReadOnly ? "" : "not ");
    }
}

/*
This code example produces the following results:

1) The original TextInfo object is not read-only.

2a) Create a clone of the original TextInfo object...
2b) The TextInfo clone is not read-only.
2c) The original value of the clone's ListSeparator property is ",".
2d) The new value of the clone's ListSeparator property is "/".

3a) Create a read-only clone of the original TextInfo object...
3b) The TextInfo clone is read-only.
3c) Try to set the read-only clone's LineSeparator property.
3d) The set operation is invalid.

*/

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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