BindingElement.Clone Method


When overridden in a derived class, returns a copy of the binding element object.

 abstract System::ServiceModel::Channels::BindingElement ^ Clone();
public abstract System.ServiceModel.Channels.BindingElement Clone ();
abstract member Clone : unit -> System.ServiceModel.Channels.BindingElement
Public MustOverride Function Clone () As BindingElement


A BindingElement object that is a deep clone of the original.


Implement the Clone method to return a deep clone of your binding element. Returning a clone enables the runtime to support the case in which multiple custom bindings share a custom binding element. If a clone is not returned, the run-time behavior is undefined.

A deep clone of an object creates a copy of the object and a copy of everything directly or indirectly referenced by that object. (This is also called copying the entire object graph.) A shallow clone of an object, by contrast, is a copy of the object only. If the object contains references to other objects, the shallow copy does not create copies of the referred objects; instead, it copies only the references to the original objects.

Applies to