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Parent / Child relationship problem

 
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Hey everyone,

Just a question about how the parent child relationship works:

When someone creates an instance of a child does that mean specifically that all parents have an instance created? I ask because I have been doing the following and getting some strange results (at least to me they are strange)



The results it gives are:
5
2

I would expect that both should be 5 because I am still using my original object but just with using the parent class as a object reference type.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

Thanks
 
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Accessing a variable depends solely on the refrence type Not the actual object type, because variables are shadowed not overriden.
 
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See what this does. Instead of defining a new variable that shadows the original, it just sets the original in the default constructor:

Does it do what you expected?
 
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