Inheritance Classes w/ same function name

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    Question Inheritance Classes w/ same function name

    I have two classes, 1 base, and 1 the child. The base has a function print, so does the child.

    Base:
    Code:
    class Property {
    public:
    	Property();
    	char *getAddress();
    	void setAddress(char *s);
    	char *getOwner_Name();
    	void setOwner_Name(char *s);
    	char *getOwner_Address();
    	void setOwner_Address(char *s);
    	int getPrice();
    	void setPrice(int p);
    	char *getDate_Purchased();
    	void setDate_Purchased(char *s);
    	int getLot_Area();
    	void setLot_Area(int p);
    	char *getType();
    	void setType(char *s);
    	char *getStatus();
    	void setStatus(char *s);
    	void print();
    
    
    protected:
    	char address[256];
    	char owner_name[256];
    	char owner_address[256];
    	int price;
    	char date_purchased[256];
    	int lot_area; // size of lot i'm guessing
    	char type[256]; //residential or commercial
    	char status[256];
    };
    the child:
    Code:
    class SingleFamilyHome : public Property {
    public:
    	SingleFamilyHome();
    	int getDwelling_Area();
    	void setDwelling_Area(int i);
    	int getNumber_Of_Bed_Rooms();
    	void setNumber_Of_Bed_Rooms(int i);
    	int getNumber_Of_Baths();
    	void setNumber_Of_Baths(int i);
    	void print();
    protected:
    	int dwelling_area;
    	int number_of_bed_rooms;
    	int number_of_baths;
    };
    in my main I've got this:
    Code:
    	SingleFamilyHome h;
    
    	h.setAddress("address");
    	h.setDate_Purchased("date");
    	h.setLot_Area(104);
    	h.setOwner_Address("owneraddy");
    	h.setOwner_Name("ownername");
    	h.setPrice(100);
    	h.setStatus("status");
    	h.setType("type");
    	h.setDwelling_Area(1040);
    	h.setNumber_Of_Bed_Rooms(105);
    	h.setNumber_Of_Baths(10);
    	h.print();
    // need to print data from Property as well
    I need to print the data from the base class Property. How would I access that function. H has access to thsoe functions, but it defaults to the child print function first.

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    I don't know for certain, but shouldn't something like h.Property::print() work?
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    When you define the derived class's function you can do something like this:
    Code:
    void SingleFamilyHome::print()
    {  Property::print();
        // do other stuff now
        ......
    }
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    h.Propertry::print() will call the base class...h.print() will call the derive class? .....i think
    Last edited by nextus; 03-11-2003 at 12:13 AM.
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