AsymmetricSecurityBindingElement.Clone Method ()

 
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Creates a new instance of this class initialized from the current one.

Namespace:   System.ServiceModel.Channels
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

public override BindingElement Clone()

Return Value

Type: System.ServiceModel.Channels.BindingElement

A BindingElement object with property values equal to those of the current instance.

This creates a complete copy of the current binding element object tree, also called a deep clone. A deep clone of an object creates a copy of the object and a copy of everything directly or indirectly referenced by that object. (This can also be described as copying the entire object graph.) Returning a deep clone enables the runtime to support the case in which multiple custom bindings share a custom binding element. If a deep clone is not returned, the run-time behavior is undefined.

A shallow clone of an object, by contrast, 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; instead, it copies only the references to the original objects.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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