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Clone an ArrayCollection

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Easy way to clone an ArrayCollection without interfering the current collection.

var myCollection:ArrayCollection = new ArrayCollection( [1, 2, 3, 4] );
var clonedCollection:ArrayCollection = clone( myCollection );

trace( myCollection.toString() ); // 1,2,3,4
trace( clonedCollection.toString() ); // 1,2,3,4


trace( myCollection.toString() ); // 1,2,3,4
trace( clonedCollection.toString() ); // 2,3,4

public function clone( value:ArrayCollection ) : ArrayCollection
    var newCollection:ArrayCollection = new ArrayCollection( value.toArray() );
    return newCollection;

Written by Deepanjan Das

September 16, 2010 at 8:24 AM

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    Berry Speagle

    February 10, 2011 at 7:02 PM

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    February 13, 2011 at 1:01 PM

  3. Does work. Causes my application to stall… which is the same effect I get when i do this:

    cloneAC = originalAC;


    July 22, 2011 at 8:14 PM

  4. Hi…..
    I have used your method to make copy of one array collection into another array collection, this works fine but when I change the value of one item into array collection then this change also reflect in another array collection which is I don’t want.

    Kindly please tell me why this happening and how to resolve this.


    June 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM

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