#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);
Advertisements

About Sean
Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about software development and sailing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: