C++ Inheritance

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In C++, inheritance allows a class to inherit properties and behaviors from another class. The derived class inherits the members of the base class, such as data members and member functions. This allows for code reusability and the creation of a hierarchy of classes.

The steps for implementing inheritance in C++ are as follows:

  1. Define the base class: Create a class that will serve as the base class. This class will contain the common properties and behaviors that will be inherited by the derived class.

  2. Define the derived class: Create a new class that will inherit from the base class. Use the colon (:) followed by the access specifier (public, protected, or private) and the name of the base class to specify that the derived class inherits from the base class.

  3. Access the inherited members: Once the inheritance relationship is established, the derived class can access the inherited members (data members and member functions) of the base class using the dot (.) operator.

  4. Add new members: The derived class can also define its own additional members, such as new data members and member functions, to extend or modify the behavior of the base class.

  5. Create objects: Objects of the derived class can be created and used to access both the inherited members from the base class and the new members defined in the derived class.

In summary, inheritance in C++ allows for the creation of a hierarchy of classes where derived classes inherit properties and behaviors from a base class, promoting code reusability and extensibility.

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