Object Oriented Programming with C# - Using Methods

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  • Method

    an encapsulated series of statements that carry out a task.

    Calling Method

    a method that calls another method.

    Code Bloat

    unnecessarily long or repetitive program statments.

    Method Declaration

    Method header or method definition.

    Method Body

    block of statements that carry out a method's work.

    Accessibliity

    Sets the limits as to whether and how other methods can use your method.

    Public Access

    A level of method accessiblity that allows unlimited access to a method.

    Protected Internal Access

    method accessibility that limits method access to the containing program, containing class, or types derived from the containing class.

    Protected Access

    A level of method accessiblity that limits method access to the containing class or types derived from the containing class.

    Internal Access

    A level of method accessiblity that limits method access to the containing class or program.

    Private Access

    A level of method accessibility that limits method access to the containing class.

    Static Method

    Can be called without referring to an object.

    Nonstatic Method

    Requires an object reference to be called.

    Return Type

    Indicates what kind of value a method will return to any other method that calls it.

    Variable Scope

    The area where a variable is known and can be used.

    Implementation hiding

    Keeping the details of a method's operations hidden.

    Black Box

    Any device you can use without knowing how it works internally.

    Multifile Assembly

    A group of files containing methods that work together to create an application.

    Local Variable

    A variable that is declared in the current method

    Formal Parameter

    A paremeter within a method header that accepts a value.

    Actual Parameters

    Arguments within a method call.

    Return Statement

    Causes a value to be sent back from a method to its calling method.

    Nested Method Calls

    Method calls placed inside other method calls.

    Passed by Reference

    When data is passed in this manner to a method, the method receives the mermory address of the argument passed to it.

    Value Parameter

    The method receives a copy of the value passed to it.

    Reference Parameter

    The method receives the parameter's address. The parameter must also have already been assigned a value.

    Output Parameter

    The method receives the paramters's address. The parameter does not need to have a value assigned..

    Alias

    Alternate names or pseudonms

    Parameter Array

    A local array delared within a method header.

    Params

    Keyword that is used to declare a local array in a method so the method can receive any number of arguments.

    Overloading

    Involves using one term to indicate diverse meanings. When you do this to a C# method, you write multiple methods with the same name but different parameter lists.

    Method Signature

    Composed a method's name and parameter list.

    Ambiguous method

    Overloaded methods for which the compiler cannot determine which one to use.

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