Sealed Classes……………

The sealed modifier is used to preventderivation from a class. An error occurs if a sealed class is specifiedas the base class of another class. A sealed class cannot also be anabstract class.

The sealed modifier isprimarily used to prevent unintended derivation, but it also enablescertain run-time optimizations. In particular, because a sealed classis known to never have any derived classes, it is possible to transformvirtual function member invocations on sealed class instances intonon-virtual invocations.

In C# structs are implicitly sealed; therefore, they cannot be inherited.

using System;
sealed class MyClass
public int x;
public int y;

class MainClass
public static void Main()
MyClass mC = new MyClass();
mC.x = 110;
mC.y = 150;
Console.WriteLine(“x = {0}, y = {1}”, mC.x, mC.y);

In the preceding example, if you attempt to inherit from the sealed class by using a statement like this:

class MyDerivedC: MyClass {} // Error

You will get the error message:
‘MyDerivedC’ cannot inherit from sealed class ‘MyBaseC’.

In C# a method can’t be declared as sealed.However when we override a method in a derived class, we can declarethe overrided method as sealed as shown below. By declaring it assealed, we can avoid further overriding of this method.



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