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Following object inheritance

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It may not be very fashionable, but when I need to know the inheritance chain while creating some code, I read the MSDN documentation page on the class of interest, and all is there, near the bottom, under Inheritance Hierarchy. And while I'm there, I typically read the entire page, there is always something of interest, most often in the Remarks section.
 
Example: System.Windows.Forms.TreeNode[^]
 
Note: the documentation tends to also show derived classes (only those that are part of .NET of course), something the original/alternative code doesn't do.
 
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Luc Pattyn
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I am an engineer with a background in electronics, software and mathematics.
 
I develop technical software, both for embedded systems and for desktop equipment. This includes operating systems, communication software, local networks, image processing, machine control, automation, etc.
 
I have been using all kinds of microcontrollers and microprocessors (Intel 4004/8080/8051/80386/Pentium, Motorola 680x/680x0/ColdFire/PowerPC, Microchip PIC, Altera NIOS, and many more), lots of programming languages (all relevant assemblers, Fortran, Basic, C, Java, C#, and many more), and different operating systems (both proprietary and commercial).
 
For desktop applications and general development tools I have been using both UNIX systems and Mac/MacOS for many years, but I have switched to x86-based PCs with Windows, Visual Studio and the .NET Framework several years ago.
 
I specialize in:
- cross-platform development (making software that runs on diverse hardware/OS combinations)
- instruction set simulation
- improving software performance, i.e. making sure the software runs the job at hand in as short a time as possible on the given hardware. This entails algorithm selection, implementation design, accurate measurements, code optimisation, and sometimes implementing virtual machines, applying SIMD technology (such as MMX/SSE), and more.

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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 5, but MSDN is not anymore what it u... PinmemberKing Balkoth31-Jul-10 15:47 
GeneralI echo your madness method. I rely on MSDN as well. PinmemberTheyCallMeMrJames29-Jul-10 4:00 

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