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Abstract Factory Pattern?

Imed Ahras

Joined: Oct 11, 2000
Posts: 25
Hi Guys:
i am a bit not clear about with the Abstract Factory Pattern,
It said that the Client interfaces only with the Product interfaces and The Abstract Factory class;
How Is that Gonna Work?
If the Abstract Fatory has 10 implementing concrete class; and How the client is gonna get an instance of The Factory, since it is an abstract, or through a static method, and give it one of the concrete Object(from those concrete classes).
jagadish babu

Joined: Dec 18, 2002
Posts: 8
"Abstract Factory Pattern is to provide an interface for creating families of related Objects without specifying concrete classes"-GOF87
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