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Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# by Jack Purdum

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Chapter 2

Understanding Objects

What you will learn in this chapter:

  • What an object is
  • What the term state means to objects
  • What a class is
  • What it means to instantiate an object
  • What properties are
  • What methods are
  • How to use objects provided by Visual Studio .NET

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The concepts introduced in this chapter lay the ground work for understanding object-oriented programming (OOP). Before you move on to Chapter 3 you should feel comfortable with the concepts introduced here. You should end this chapter feeling that you understand what objects, properties, and methods are and how they are used in an OOP program. If any of these concepts seem fuzzy after your first reading of this material, read the chapter again.

If any topic presented in this book still seems unclear after two or more passes through the chapter, you should log on to the Wrox website for this book and ask a question about the subject that is giving you trouble. If it's unclear to you, chances are it may be unclear to others. Wrox expends a lot of effort to make that web resource available to you, so use it whenever you feel unclear on some issue or topic.

Understanding Objects

As you learned in Chapter 1, programming with objects has been around for more than four decades. ...

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