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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)

public 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 null.

The following code example displays two disimilar strings referenced by two variables, creates a copy of the first string, assigns a reference to the new string to the second variable, then displays the two strings referenced by the variables to demonstrate that the strings are now identical.

// Sample for String.Copy()
using System;

class Example
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
      string str1 = "abc";
      string str2 = "xyz";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("1) str1 = '{0}'", str1) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("2) str2 = '{0}'", str2) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += "Copy..." + "\n";
      str2 = String.Copy(str1);
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("3) str1 = '{0}'", str1) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("4) str2 = '{0}'", str2) + "\n";
This example produces the following results:
1) str1 = 'abc'
2) str2 = 'xyz'
3) str1 = 'abc'
4) str2 = 'abc'


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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