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Using Inheritance

Posted By:Shashi Ray       Posted Date: February 27, 2009    Points: 25    Category: C#    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

Using Inheritance


Inheritance in C# gives us the ability to create classes which are derived from existing classes. In new derived classes, we only have to specify the methods that are new or changed. All the others are provided automatically from the base class we inherit from. To see how this works, lets consider writing a simple Rectangle class that draws itself on a form window. This class has only two methods, the constructor and the draw method.


namespace CsharpPats


public class Rectangle {

private int x, y, w, h;

protected Pen rpen;

public Rectangle(int x_, int y_, int w_, int h_)


x = x_; //save coordinates

y = y_;

w = w_;

h = h_;

//create a pen

rpen = new Pen(Color.Black);



public void draw(Graphics g) {

//draw the rectangle

g.DrawRectangle (rpen, x, y, w, h);





Shashi Ray

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