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The complete solution for implementing a deep-copy clone() method in ActionScript 3

When I started out to write a clone method for a few of my AS3 classes, I looked online and didn’t find any official information about cloning classes from Adobe. There were however a few solutions that were hacked together to provide the same functionality (here and here). These solutions have one big problem though, they don’t work with classes which have non-primitive properties.

My solution mostly builds on top of these solutions but it also provides the ability to clone classes which have properties that are custom class. And it also works with inheritance.

I’ve placed all helper methods in a CloneUtility class for better modularity. We’ll be using these methods in the code examples below.

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