Entity Framework 5 deep copy/clone of an entity

One cheap easy way of cloning an entity is to do something like this: var originalEntity = Context.MySet.AsNoTracking() .FirstOrDefault(e => e.Id == 1); Context.MySet.Add(originalEntity); Context.SaveChanges(); the trick here is AsNoTracking() – when you load an entity like this, your context do not know about it and when you call SaveChanges, it will treat it like … Read more