Reintroduce

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The modifier reintroduce belongs to object-oriented programming. The modifier reintroduce allows a method of the parent class to be concealed by a new method with the same name. That is, a new method exists in the class derived from the parent class and in all other classes derived from it. The method in the parent class is preserved and can still be used by it.

The method of the parent class does not exist anymore in the new class, it has been replaced by the new method with the same name. The method continues to exist in its original form in the parent class and can be used through the parent class.

Example:

interface

type
  TParentClass = class
    procedure SetTest(intNum: Integer); // Some method
  end;

  TDerivedClass = class(TParentClass)
    procedure SetTest(strName: String); reintroduce; // This replaces the method of the parent class in the derived class.
  end;

implementation

procedure TDerivedClass.SetTest(strName: String);
begin
  inherited SetTest(1); // Call method with same name from parent class, if needed
end;