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C# | Clone() Method

  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 31 Jan, 2019

In C#, Clone() is a String method. It is used to clone the string object, which returns another copy of that data.
In other words, it returns a reference to this instance of String. The return value will be only another view of the same data. Clone method called directly on current String instance. This method will not take any parameters.

Syntax:

public object Clone()

Return Value Type: System.Object or we can say this instance of String.

Below program illustrate the use of Clone() Method:




// C# program to illustrate 
// Clone() method
using System;
class Geeks {
  
    // Main Method
    public static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        string s1 = "GeeksForgeeks";
  
        // Cannot implicitly convert 
        // type object to the string.
        // So explicit conversion 
        // using Clone() method
        string s2 = (String)s1.Clone();
         
        // Displaying both the string
        Console.WriteLine("String : {0}", s1);
        Console.WriteLine("Clone String : {0}", s2);
    }
}
Output:
String : GeeksForgeeks
Clone String : GeeksForgeeks

Reference: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.string.clone

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