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When overridden in a derived class, returns a copy of the binding element object.
Assembly: System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)
Implement the 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.