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String::Copy Method

Creates a new instance of String with the same value as a specified String.

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

static String^ Copy(
	String^ str


Type: System::String

The string to copy.

Return Value

Type: System::String
A new string with the same value as str.


str is nullptr.

The Copy method returns a String object that has the same value as the original string but represents a different object reference. It differs from an assignment operation, which assigns an existing string reference to an additional object variable. The example illustrates the difference.

The following example creates two string objects with different values. When it calls the Copy method to assign the first value to the second string, the output indicates that the strings represent different object references although their values are now equal. On the other hand, when the first string is assigned to the second string, the two strings have identical values because they represent the same object reference.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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