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April 17, 2008

Inheritance VS Composition Class Model

by @ 2:37 pm. Filed under Actionscript 2.0 OOP, Flash Articles

When using Classes in Actionscript it is important to understand the relationships between classes, namely inheritance and composition.

Inheritance is where one class inherites the properties of another class, such as the example below. Snowboarding and surfing are both types of extreme sports and inherit properties such as being fast-paced and dangerous.


is when one class is contained inside another class. For example, the class ‘person’ may contain a class for ‘feet’ and one for ‘hands’.


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