SecureString.Copy Method ()


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Creates a copy of the current secure string.

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

public SecureString Copy()

Return Value

Type: System.Security.SecureString

A duplicate of this secure string.

Exception Condition

This secure string has already been disposed.


An error occurred while protecting or unprotecting 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.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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