The Class Constructor NET

A class constructor executes before a class is referenced or used. The class constructor must be declared as strict private, and there can be at most one class constructor declared in a class. Descendants can declare their own class constructor, however, do not call inherited within the body of a class constructor. In fact, you cannot call a class constructor directly, or access it in any way (such as taking its address). The compiler generates code to call class constructors for you.

There can be no guarantees on when a class constructor will execute, except to say that it will execute at some time before the class is used. On the .NET platform in order for a class to be "used", it must reside in code that is actually executed. For example, if a class is first referenced in an if statement, and the test of the if statement is never true during the course of execution, then the class will never be loaded and JIT compiled. Hence, in this case the class constructor would not be called.

The following class declaration demonstrates the syntax of class properties and fields, as well as class static methods and class constructors:


TMyClass = class strict protected

// Accessors for class properties must be declared class static. class function GetX: Integer; static; class procedure SetX(val: Integer); static; public class property X: Integer read GetX write SetX; class procedure StatProc(s: String); static; strict private class var

FX: Integer;

class constructor Create;


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