What’s the difference between the System.Array.CopyTo() and System.Array.Clone()?

 Posted by Poster on 4/27/2008 | Category: C# Interview questions | Views: 28867

The Clone() method returns a new array (a shallow copy) object containing all the elements in the original array. The CopyTo() method copies the elements into another existing array. Both perform a shallow copy. A shallow copy means the contents (each array element) contains references to the same object as the elements in the original array. A deep copy (which neither of these methods performs) would create a new instance of each element's object, resulting in a different, yet identacle object.

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