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In my project there was a req to clone an employee object. I created a memberwiseclone function with in employee class and implemented clone functionality. Recently i read prototype pattern and i am confused why to implement protoype just to do clone why not simply create a function as i did earlier.

What I have tried:

Implemented prototype and tested.
Updated 8-Aug-19 10:20am
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Solution 1

Here is a good article about it: Prototype .NET Design Pattern in C# and VB -[^]
DZone has an overview and refCard of design patterns:[^]
As replying to your question does not seem to work at the moment: it shows the use of abstract classes.
But don't get the idea that you must use design patterns all the time, it can make simple programs unnecessary complex !
code4Better 8-Aug-19 13:25pm
This is the one which i already read. I k ow how to implement but why to implement since simply we can create a function inside class, that was my question
code4Better 8-Aug-19 13:28pm
Can you please read my question once again
code4Better 9-Aug-19 0:31am
Thanks Rickzeeland.
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Solution 2

If you look at the documentation on both

Object.MemberwiseClone Method (System) | Microsoft Docs[^]

Prototype .NET Design Pattern in C# and VB -[^]

you will see that they both perform a shall copy on the object. The latter is a design pattern which will give you an approach to common problems and how to solve them in a cleaner fashion.

BUT as RickZeeland tried to point out, design patterns are useful in the right situation but when used incorrectly they do nothing more than add additional complexity to your project.
code4Better 9-Aug-19 0:32am
Thanks Simon

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