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Chapter 12: Object-Based Programming
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12.3 Adding Features to the Class

Perhaps you have noticed some desirable improvements in the preceding example. This section considers several of these improvements.
This textbook has advocated for the use of meaningful names for both constants and variables. The depreciation (accounting) methods were coded with numbers: 0 for no depreciation and 1 for the straight-line depreciation method. Is there a way to represent these numbers with meaningful names? Yes, you can with the Enum statement.

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  1. Differences Between the Class Module and the Standard Module
  2. Adding a Class Module to a Project
  3. Creating the Fixed Asset Class
  4. Creating a Property
  5. Creating a Method
  6. Using the FixedAsset Class
  7. Default Property Setting and the Constructor
  8. Building and Using a Class: A Recapitulation
  • 12.3 Adding Features to the Class
    1. Enumerated Constants
    2. Throwing Exceptions
    3. Implementing Events in a Class
    4. A Class with an Event: An Example
    5. Hooking Event Handlers
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