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Hi all ,

I am trying to override an event of the base class in the derived class.
Here what I am trying to achieve:

BaseClass ( wpf class having an Ok button as its component) is derived by a C# class which is not having xaml. Now I want to override the Click event in the derived class.

If I copy the method in the derived class it does not hit but hits the baseclass event only.

<pre>This is how the class structure is : 

Public partial class BaseDlg : Window  // this is a wpf class 
protected virtual void OkBtn_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
            MessageBox.Show("called from base");

Now this class is derived in the SaveDlg class( a C# class) having no xaml file.

Public partial class SaveDlg : BaseDlg
protected virtual void OkBtn_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
            MessageBox.Show("called from derived");


<StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">
                       <Button x:Name ="okBtn" Height="23" Margin="70,14,0,0"  VerticalAlignment="Top" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Width="76" Click="okBtn_Click" >OK</Button>


Now this Click event is created in the BaseDlg.xaml/xaml.cs files. Now I created an instance of SaveDlg somewhere as below :

SaveDlg obj = new SaveDlg();

This invokes a dialog with the changed titles and other stuff for SaveDlg . Now when I click on the Ok button on the dialog it takes the call to the BaseDlg okBtn_Clicked event instead of SaveDlg class overridden okBtn_Click event handler which I actually copied in this file.
So here's my question how can I achieve the calling of okBtn_Clicked from the derived class.

What I have tried:

I tried using virtual keyword in the base class but it didn't help.
Updated 16-Dec-20 2:06am
Richard Deeming 16-Dec-20 3:52am
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To override a virtual member from the base class, the derived class needs to use the override modifier, not the virtual modifier.
virtual - C# Reference | Microsoft Docs[^]
public partial class SaveDlg : BaseDlg
    protected override void OkBtn_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        MessageBox.Show("called from derived");
Richard Deeming 16-Dec-20 12:18pm
Then you haven't declared the protected virtual method in your BaseDlg class that you showed in your question.
iampradeepsharma 16-Dec-20 12:34pm
Yes, it worked. Thanks Richard ! you made my day. Thanks again

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