O'Reilly logo

Visual C#® 2012: How to Program, Fifth Edition by Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

12.8. Operator Overloading

Object manipulations are accomplished by sending messages (in the form of method calls) to the objects. This method-call notation is cumbersome for certain kinds of classes, especially mathematical classes. For these classes, it would be convenient to use C#’s rich set of built-in operators to specify object manipulations. In this section, we show how to enable these operators to work with class objects—via a process called operator overloading.

You can overload most operators to make them sensitive to the context in which they’re used. Some operators are overloaded more frequently than others, especially the various arithmetic operators, such as + and -, where operator notation often is more natural. Figures 12.17 ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required