Create a copy of a nested Dictionary

I need to make an independent copy of this data structure

Dictionary<int, Dictionary<string, string>>();

I create a copy of one of these dictionaries and when I clear it...the copy is cleared also

thanks

Chuck
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Did you use MemberwiseClone() to get a copy?
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cerobledoAuthor Commented:
Hi Qlemo,

I appreciate the feedback but I came up with a different solution.  I just saved the same data to both dictionaries and then when the original changes, I apply the changed (different data) to my diagram.

Incidentally, I think because the dictionaries contained reference data types they required a deep copy to be independent of one another.  Even that did not work, however.  I don't think I was getting to the nested dictionary which contained the data.

thanks

cerobledo
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