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Essential C# 2.0 by Mark Michaelis

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6. Inheritance

THE LAST CHAPTER DISCUSSED association relationships, how one class can reference another class or set of classes using fields or properties. This chapter looks at another relationship between classes, that of inheritance and building a class hierarchy.

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Beginner Topic: Inheritance Definitions

The previous chapter provided an overview of inheritance. Here’s a review of the defined terms.

Derive/inherit: Specialize a base class to include additional members or customization of the base class members.

Derived/sub/child type: The specialized type that inherits the members of the more general type.

Base/super/parent type: The ...

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