Fiona Fiona - 1 month ago 14
C# Question

How do I clone a generic list in C#?

I have a generic list of objects in C#, and wish to clone the list. The items within the list are cloneable, but there doesn't seem to be an option to do

list.Clone()
.

Is there an easy way around this?

ajm ajm
Answer

You can use an extension method.

static class Extensions
{
    public static IList<T> Clone<T>(this IList<T> listToClone) where T: ICloneable
    {
        return listToClone.Select(item => (T)item.Clone()).ToList();
    }
}