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Clone Method

Encoding.Clone Method

When overridden in a derived class, creates a shallow copy of the current Encoding object.

Namespace:  System.Text
Assemblies:   System.Text.Encoding (in System.Text.Encoding.dll)
  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

'Declaration
Public Overridable Function Clone As Object

Return Value

Type: System.Object
A copy of the current Encoding object.

The clone is writable even if the original Encoding object is read-only. Therefore, the properties of the clone can be modified.

A shallow copy of an object 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. It refers to the original objects instead. In contrast, a deep copy of an object creates a copy of the object and a copy of everything directly or indirectly referenced by that object.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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