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Hi all,

I have a doubt regarding the interface.See the below code

C#
Class sample:IApplication
{
    Test obj = new Test();
    obj.Init(this);
};
Class Test
{
    Public void Init(IApplication app)
    {

    }
}


It is possible to accept as interface object even we are passing this pointer of sample.Please explain how?

Thanks in advance
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Updated 24-Nov-11 23:08pm
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This is all about assignment compatibility of types related through inheritance. It does not matter if a base type is an interface or a class, it does not matter if the base is direct or indirect base.

Given a type A is a base type for a type B:

C#
class B : A {/* ... */}

//...

A a = //...
B b = //...
a = b; //you can do it: b is wider than a
//b = a; //you cannot do it


It should be clear why: the compile-time type of b allows to use some members additional to the type A. If second assignment was possible, the attempt to access such member of b would be a disaster, because in actual run-time type of b which actually would be A this member does not exist. The opposite situation (first assignment) does not create any problems.

The conclusion should be apparent to you by now.

—SA
 
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