#288 – Passing Arguments to a Constructor

You can define a constructor in a class that takes one or more arguments.  Typically, these represent data to be used in initializing the new object.

Here’s an example of a constructor for the Dog class that accepts the dog’s name and age and then assigns those values to the corresponding properties.

        public string Name { get; set; }
        public int Age { get; set; }

        // Constructor that takes dog's name and age
        public Dog(string name, int age)
        {
            Name = name;
            Age = age;
        }

Having this constructor, we can instantiate a new Dog instance as follows:

            Dog kirby = new Dog("Kirby", 14);
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Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

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