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SecureString.Copy Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Creates a copy of the current secure string.

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

public SecureString Copy ()
public SecureString Copy ()
public function Copy () : SecureString

Return Value

A duplicate of this secure string.

Exception typeCondition


This secure string has already been disposed.


An error occurred while encrypting or decrypting the value of this secure string.

If an instance of a SecureString is marked read-only, the copy of that instance will not be read-only.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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