#444 – Interfaces Can Inherit from Other Interfaces

An interface can inherit from other interfaces.  A class implementing an interface must then implement all members of all interfaces in the inheritance chain.

For example, assume that we have an INameAndMotto interface with Name and Motto properties.

    interface INameAndMotto
    {
        string Name { get; set; }
        string Motto { get; set; }
    }

Now we can inherit this interface when we define the IMoo interface.

    interface IMoo : INameAndMotto
    {
        void Moo();
        List<string> MooLog { get; set; }
    }

Now if we specify that the Cow class inherits from IMoo, it must implement all methods in both IMoo and INameAndMotto.

    public class Cow : IMoo
    {
        public string Name { get; set; }
        public string Motto { get; set; }

        public void Moo()
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Moo");
        }

        public List<string> MooLog { get; set; }
    }


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