C# String Clone() Method

C# String Clone()

The Clone() method is used to clone the string object, which returns another copy of same data.

The return type of Clone() method is object.

Note: This type of cloning is called shallow copy, i.e, any changes made to any string object will not affect the other.

Example

C# Compiler
using System; namespace myApp { class Program { static void Main(string[] args) { string str1 = "wikimass.com"; string str2 = (String)str1.Clone(); // Displaying both the string Console.WriteLine("String: {0}", str1); Console.WriteLine("Clone String: {0}", str2); } } }

Syntax

public String (String)str1.Clone()

Parameter Value

This method does not take any parameter.

Return Value

ValueExplanation
ObjectReturns a reference to this instance of String.

More Example

In the following example, any changes made to Actual string (s1) will not affect the clone string (s2).

Example

C# Compiler
using System; namespace myApp { class Program { static void Main(string[] args) { string str1 = "wikimass.com"; string str2 = (String)str1.Clone(); // Changing str1 value. str1 = "wikipedia.com"; // Displaying both the string Console.WriteLine("String: {0}", str1); Console.WriteLine("Clone String: {0}", str2); } } }

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