AgileCoding.Extentions.Prototype 2.0.5

dotnet add package AgileCoding.Extentions.Prototype --version 2.0.5
NuGet\Install-Package AgileCoding.Extentions.Prototype -Version 2.0.5
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="AgileCoding.Extentions.Prototype" Version="2.0.5" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add AgileCoding.Extentions.Prototype --version 2.0.5
#r "nuget: AgileCoding.Extentions.Prototype, 2.0.5"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install AgileCoding.Extentions.Prototype as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=AgileCoding.Extentions.Prototype&version=2.0.5

// Install AgileCoding.Extentions.Prototype as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=AgileCoding.Extentions.Prototype&version=2.0.5



AgileCoding.Extensions.Prototype is a .NET library that provides several useful extension methods related to the Prototype Pattern, enabling different types of deep object copying. This package offers high-speed serialization using various techniques.


This library is distributed via NuGet. To install it, use the NuGet package manager console:

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Install-Package AgileCoding.Extensions.Prototype -Version 2.0.5


This library introduces the following extension methods:

  1. DeepBinaryCopy: Returns a deep copy of the object using binary serialization.
  2. DeepXMLCopy: Returns a deep copy of the object using XML serialization.
  3. DeepJSONNewtonsoftCopy: Returns a deep copy of the object using Newtonsoft JSON serialization.

Please note, DeepBinaryCopy requires that all types used in the copy are Serializable. DeepXMLCopy and DeepJSONNewtonsoftCopy require all types to have a parameterless constructor.


Here's an example of how to use these features in your code:

using AgileCoding.Extentions.Prototypes.Serialization;

// Get a deep binary copy of an object
MyClass myObject = new MyClass();
MyClass myBinaryCopy = myObject.DeepBinaryCopy();

// Get a deep XML copy of an object
MyClass myXMLCopy = myObject.DeepXMLCopy();

// Get a deep JSON copy of an object using Newtonsoft
MyClass myJSONCopy = myObject.DeepJSONNewtonsoftCopy();


For more detailed information about the usage of this library, please refer to the official documentation.


This project is licensed under the terms of the MIT license. For more information, see the LICENSE file.


Contributions are welcome! Please see our contributing guidelines for more details.

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