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A new type

For our purposes, an abstract data type is a new type (not intrinsic to the C# language). It is not one of the primitive data types that are built into theprogramming language such as sbyte , short , int , long , float , double , etc.

Already known to the compiler

The distinction in the previous paragraph is very important. The data representation and behavior of the intrinsic or primitive types is already knownto the compiler and cannot normally be modified by the programmer.

Not known to the compiler

The representation and behavior of an abstract type is not known to the compiler until it is defined by the programmer and presented to the compiler inan appropriate manner.

Define data representation and behavior in a class

C# programmers define the data representation and the behavior of a new type (present the specification to the compiler) using the keyword class . In other words, the keyword class is used to convert the specification of a new type into something that the compiler can work with; aset of plans as it were. To define a class is to go from the abstract to the concrete.

Create instances of the new type

Once the new type (class) is defined, one or more objects of that type can be brought into being (instantiated, caused to occupy memory).

Objects have state and behavior

Once instantiated, the object is said to have state and behavior . The state of an object is determined by the current values of the data that itcontains. The behavior of an object is determined by its methods.

The state and behavior of a GUI Button object

For example, if we think of a GUI Button as an object, it is fairly easy to visualize the object's state and behavior.

A GUI Button can usually manifest many different states based on size, position, depressed image, not depressed image, label, etc. Eachof these states is determined by data stored in the instance variables of the Button object at any given point in time. (The combination of one or more instance variables that determine a particular state is oftenreferred to as a property of the object.)

Similarly, it is not too difficult to visualize the behavior of a GUI Button. When you click it with the mouse, some specific action usually occurs.

A C# class named Button

If you dig deeply enough into the C# class library , you will find that there is a class named Button in the System.Windows.Forms namespace. Each individual Button object in a C# Windows Forms Application is an instance of the C# class named Button . A Button object has a single constructor, dozens of methods, dozens of properties, and dozens of events.

The state of Button objects

Each Button object has instance variables, which it does not share with other Button objects. The values of the instance variables define the state of the button at any given time. Other Button objects in the same scope can have different values in their instance variables.Hence every Button object can have a different state.

The behavior of a Button object

Each Button object also has certain fundamental behaviors such as responding to a mouse Click event or responding to a GotFocus event.

Questions & Answers

Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
NANO
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
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Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
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what is nano technology
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what is system testing?
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