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Default Fancy a challenge that would really help me out?

Hi all...
Could anyone help me with this code please ?
I need to create a base class "shopkeeper" with the following fields...

Takes first name and last name as arguments

First name and last name

To String (this overrides the base class method and returns the full name of the shopkeeper in the form

Abstract read only property
Monthly pay

This is what I have so far''''

Public Class Employee
Private strFirstName As String
Private strLastName As String

Public Sub New(ByVal FirstName As String, ByVal LastName As String)

End Sub
End Class

I know, not a lot, If you could just help me get this first bit I'm sure the rest of what I have to code will fall into place. Please, any help or pointers would be much appreciated.

Thanks for your time.


Old June 2nd, 2005, 07:49 AM
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Try this for an explaination of properties:

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Your New must take the arguments passed in, and put their values into strFirstName and strLastName.

When you create a property, .NET will create a format for you with a Get and a Set. The set will take 1-or-more arguments, and will adjust the values of internal variables with that info (eg, strFirstName, strLastName, etc.).
The Get will have a return value. When using the class, the computer will recognize whether you are setting or retrieving a value through the usage you are presenting, and will choose the proper half of the property to use (Get or Set).

With what you are providing, monthly pay is impossible.
But if you had a read-only property (which then would only have a Get), which returned a constant (which therefore would be the same for all instances of the class), that could serve as a mockup of a read-only monthly pay.

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