[Sample Of Dec 9th] How to deep clone objects using reflection in .NET


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CS Version: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/CSDeepCloneObject-8a53311e

VB Version: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/VBDeepCloneObject-79e5a41f

This sample demonstrates how to implement deep clone between objects in .NET using reflection.

We can use the MemberwiseClone to get a copy, but the MemberwiseClone method creates a shallow copy by creating a new object, and then copying the non-static fields of the current object to the new object. If a field is a value type, a   bit-by-bit copy of the field is performed. If a field is a reference type, the reference is copied but the referred object is not.

In this sample, we make use metadata information to clone a new object and drill down each field, ultimately, copy this field.

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