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BindingElement.Clone Method

When overridden in a derived class, returns a copy of the binding element object.

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

public abstract BindingElement Clone()

Return Value

Type: System.ServiceModel.Channels.BindingElement
A BindingElement object that is a deep clone of the original.

Implement the Clone method to return a deep clone of your binding element. Returning a clone enables the runtime to support the case in which multiple custom bindings share a custom binding element. If a clone is not returned, the run-time behavior is undefined.

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 is also called copying the entire object graph.) 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

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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