Mister Dev Mister Dev - 2 months ago 9
C# Question

Difference between the System.Array.CopyTo() and System.Array.Clone()

What’s the difference between the

System.Array.CopyTo()
and
System.Array.Clone()
?

Answer

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 identical object.

So the difference are :

1- CopyTo require to have a destination array when Clone return a new array.
2- CopyTo let you specify an index (if required) to the destination array.
Edit:

Remove the wrong example.

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