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How to clone an object complettly?

Posted on 2006-11-02
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Assumed I have a class which contains elements of other classes as follow:

public ClassB{
...
}

public ClassA{
...
  private String str1;
  private B b;
...
}

I can clone the A as follow:
...
  A a = new A();
  A c = a.clone();

But this will just clone the member str1.  How can I clone the A complettly?
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Tomas Helgi Johannsson earned 30 total points
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   Hi!

What you have to do is override the .clone() method as described in the API
By convention, classes that implement this interface should override Object.clone (which is protected) with a public method. See Object.clone() for details on overriding this method.  http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/lang/Cloneable.html
and http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/lang/Object.html#clone()
And here are some examples : http://www.java2s.com/Code/Java/Language-Basics/Clone.htm


Regards,
  Tomas Helgi
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