Well done! In this lesson, you:
- Learned that interfaces are useful to guarantee certain functionality across multiple classes
- Built an interface using the
- Defined properties and methods (but not constructors or fields) in the interface
- Built classes that implemented the interface
- Added members to the classes that weren’t specified in the interface
As a last note: a class can implement multiple interfaces. For example,
Sedan could implement
IAutomobile and a new
IRecyclable interface. It would be useful to separate interfaces if they aren’t related, i.e. not all automobiles are recyclable.
With this lesson you completed, you might be asking yourself this question:
We have duplicated code, like
SlowDown(), in two classes, and we know that duplicated code is hard to maintain. Is there a way to avoid duplication?
The answer has to do with inheritance. The concept won’t be covered in this lesson, but now you have one good reason to learn it.
Your C# skills are growing. Keep up the good work!
The completed code is provided for you here. Make sure you are comfortable with interfaces before you move on from this lesson.
- IAutomobile.cs defines the interface
- Sedan.cs and Truck.cs define two classes that implement the interface
- Program.cs demonstrates those classes in action