Creates a new object that is a copy of the current instance.
public: System::Object ^ Clone();
public object Clone ();
abstract member Clone : unit -> obj
Public Function Clone () As Object
The resulting clone must be of the same type as, or compatible with, the original instance.
An implementation of Clone can perform either a deep copy or a shallow copy. In a deep copy, all objects are duplicated; in a shallow copy, only the top-level objects are duplicated and the lower levels contain references. Because callers of Clone cannot depend on the method performing a predictable cloning operation, we recommend that ICloneable not be implemented in public APIs.
See Object.MemberwiseClone for more information on cloning, deep versus shallow copies, and examples.
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