Creates a modifiable clone of the Freezable, making deep copies of the object's values. When copying the object's dependency properties, this method copies expressions (which might no longer resolve) but not animations or their current values.
Assembly: WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)
The and CloneCurrentValue methods produce modifiable clones of frozen Freezable objects (the methods also clone Freezable objects that are not frozen). The clone is effectively a deep copy of the current object.
The following table summarizes the differences between the and CloneCurrentValue methods.
Clone method behavior
CloneCurrentValue method behavior
Copying a dependency property that has an expression
The expression is copied, but might no longer resolve. For more information, see Freezable Objects Overview.
The current value of the expression is copied, but not the expression itself.
Copying an animated dependency property
The property's base (non-animated) value is copied. Animations are not copied.
The property's current animated value is copied. Animations are not copied.
Note that unset properties are not copied. If an unset property has a default value that is a frozen Freezable, that property value remains frozen in the otherwise modifiable clone.
Move a Freezable Between Threads
This method can be useful for moving a Freezable between threads. First, make the Freezable unmodifiable by calling its Freeze method. Now another thread can access the Freezable and make a local that it can access.