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Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2005 Step by Step, 3rd Edition by Michael Halvorson

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Chapter 16. Inheriting Forms and Creating Base Classes

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Use the Inheritance Picker to incorporate existing forms in your projects.

  • Create your own base classes with custom properties and methods.

  • Derive new classes from base classes by using the Inherits statement.

An important skill for virtually all professional software developers today is the ability to understand and utilize object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques. Although Microsoft Visual Basic 6 offers several object-oriented programming features, experts say that it lags behind the "true" OOP languages, such as Microsoft Visual C++, because it lacks inheritance, a mechanism that allows one class to acquire the interface and behavior ...

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