Copying Objects implements Cloneable : Clone « Class Definition « Java Tutorial

class Flea implements Cloneable {
  public Flea() {
  public void setName(String aName) {
    name = aName;
  public String getName() {
    return name;
  public String getSpecies() {
    return species;
  public void sound() {
  public String toString() {
    return super.toString() + "\nIt's " + name + " the " + species;
  public Object clone() throws CloneNotSupportedException {
    return super.clone();
  private String name;
  private String species;
public class MainClass {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    try {
      Flea myPet = new Flea();
      myPet.setName("my name");
      Flea yourPet = (Flea) myPet.clone();
      System.out.println("\nYour pet details:\n" + yourPet);
      System.out.println("\nMy pet details:\n" + myPet);
    } catch (CloneNotSupportedException e) {
Your pet details:
It's Gnasher the null
My pet details:
It's my name the null

5.18.1.Demonstrate the clone() method.
5.18.2.Override the clone() method.
5.18.3.Copying Objects implements Cloneable
5.18.4.Construct clone of an object
5.18.5.construct clone of an object and call constructor in the super class
5.18.6.public Object clone() throws CloneNotSupportedException
5.18.7.Cast after cloning
5.18.8.Shallow copy then deep copy
5.18.9.Uses serialization to perform deep copy cloning.
5.18.10.Deep clone Object
5.18.11.Deep clone serializing/de-serializng Clone
5.18.12.Serializable Clone
5.18.13.Manipulate properties after clone operation
5.18.14.Clone an object with clone method from parent
5.18.15.Arrays are automatically cloneable
5.18.16.A collection of utilities to workaround limitations of Java clone framework
5.18.17.Copy an serializable object deeply
5.18.18.Clone an array