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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: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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