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    Is it possible to write a method which accepts dot notation from system objects?

    for example, is it possible to write soething liek this:

    Code:
    string str;
    
    str.method(args){ statements; }
    where method is not defined is string.h?

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    I donīt think so. Why would you need such thing?

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    No, you cannot. What is included in a class is fixed. What you might be able to do, however, is create a derived class that adds the new method that you want added.
    Code:
    class MyDerivedString : public string
    {
    public:
       void method();
    };
    
    void MyDerivedString::method()
    {
       cout << "method() has been called" << std::endl;
    }
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