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Microsoft® Visual C#® 2005 Step by Step by John Sharp

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Chapter 12. Working with Inheritance

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Create a derived class that inherits features from a base class.

  • Control method hiding and overriding by using the new, virtual, and override keywords.

  • Limit accessibility within an inheritance hierarchy by using the protected keyword.

  • Capture common implementation details in an abstract class.

  • Declare that a class cannot be inherited by using the sealed keyword.

  • Create an interface identifying the names of methods.

  • Implement interfaces in a struct or class by writing the bodies of the methods.

Inheritance is a key concept in the world of object-orientation. You can use it as a tool to avoid repetition when defining different classes that have a number of features ...

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