Vector clone() Method in Java with Examples

The clone() method of Vector class is used to return a shallow copy of this vector. It just creates a copy of the vector. The copy will have a reference to a clone of the internal data array but not a reference to the original internal data array.

Syntax:

Vector.clone()

Parameters: The method does not take any parameter.



Return Value: The method returns an Object which is just the copy of the vector.
Exception :
CloneNotSupportedException − This exception is thrown if the object’s class does not support the Cloneable interface.

Below programs illustrate the Java.util.vector.clone() method:

Program 1:

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// Java code to illustrate clone()
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class VectorDemo {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        // Creating an empty Vector
        Vector<String> vec_tor = new Vector<String>();
  
        // Use add() method to add elements into the vector
        vec_tor.add("Welcome");
        vec_tor.add("To");
        vec_tor.add("Geeks");
        vec_tor.add("4");
        vec_tor.add("Geeks");
  
        // Displaying the Vector
        System.out.println("Vector: " + vec_tor);
  
        // Creating another vector to copy
        Object copy_vector = vec_tor.clone();
  
        // Displaying the copy of vector
        System.out.println("The cloned vector is: " + copy_vector);
    }
}

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Output:

Vector: [Welcome, To, Geeks, 4, Geeks]
The cloned vector is: [Welcome, To, Geeks, 4, Geeks]

Program 2:

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// Java code to illustrate clone()
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class VectorDemo {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        // Creating an empty Vector
        Vector<Integer> vec_tor = new Vector<Integer>();
  
        // Use add() method to add elements into the Queue
        vec_tor.add(10);
        vec_tor.add(15);
        vec_tor.add(30);
        vec_tor.add(20);
        vec_tor.add(5);
  
        // Displaying the Vector
        System.out.println("Vector: " + vec_tor);
  
        // Creating another vector to copy
        Object copy_vector = (Vector)vec_tor.clone();
  
        // Displaying the copy of vector
        System.out.println("The cloned vector is: " + copy_vector);
    }
}

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Output:

Vector: [10, 15, 30, 20, 5]
The cloned vector is: [10, 15, 30, 20, 5]


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