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  From the December 2014 Issue of Prestwood eMag
VB.Net Base Class (System.Object)
Posted 16 years ago on 10/24/2008 and updated 1/19/2009
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Languages Focus: Base Class

When you create a class, it is either a base class or inherits from another class. Some languages require all classes to inherit from a common base class and some do not.

VB.Net Base Class

In VB.Net, the Object keyword is an alias for the base System.Object class and is the single base class all classes ultimately inherit from. Use the Inherits keyword to indicate the parent class and Inherits must precede all declarations in a class.

Syntax Example:
'Specify both namespace and class:
Public Class Cyborg
Inherits System.Object
End Class
'Use Object alias for System.Objct:
Public Class Cyborg
Inherits Object
End Class
'Default when not specified is System.Object:
Public Class Cyborg
End Class


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Question #1: Multiple Choice

Given these 3 lines of code:

Public Class Cyborg
Inherits System.Object
End Class
Public Class Cyborg
Inherits Object
End Class
Public Class Cyborg
End Class

Which of the following statements is most accurate?


1 and 2 are equivalent.


2 and 3 are equivalent.


1 and 3 are equivalent.


All of the above. All three are equivalent.


None of the above. All three are not equivalent.

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