Join Peggy Fisher for an in-depth discussion in this video Inheritance, part of Up and Running with C++.
…The term inheritance, in programming, allows one class to…be created based on the definition of another class.…The new class inherits all the instance data and functions…from the base class, except for any constructors or destructors.…There are numerous real-life examples of this concept.…For example, we might identify a bug.…Which describes a wide range of creatures.…Bugs include ladybugs, grasshoppers, and ants.…They all have some common characteristics, but then…each one has additional features specific just to them.…A grasshopper can hop.…A ladybug can fly.…
When this type of relationship exists, we can say that the ladybug is a bug.…Grasshopper is a bug.…And ant is a bug.…This is the generic form of inheritance.…Another example might be, a poodle is a dog.…Or a car is a vehicle.…A circle is a shape.…The key here is the two words is-a.…This means that the specialized class had all the characteristics of…the general class, but it also has more that make it unique.…Let's consider our house class.…
Our house class currently defines a very generic house.…
- Downloading and exploring the C++ IDE
- Working with loops
- Using predefined functions
- Creating custom functions
- Creating and instantiating classes
- Working with external files
Skill Level Beginner
Q: How do I upgrade the C++ compiler on Mac OS X and Linux?
A: Refer to C/C++ Essential Training for a detailed look at installing or upgrading the C++ compiler on various platforms.
Q: The link to download the Eclipse IDE in the "Download a C++ IDE" movie doesn't work. Where can I find the IDE?
A: Short URLs are case sensitive and need to be typed in exactly as they appear. Type in or simply click http://goo.gl/CzckWp to visit the Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers page.
1. Getting Started
2. C++ Basics
3. Flow of Control
4. Classes and Objects
5. Data Structures
6. File Manipulation
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