Martin Carolan wrote:As he said in his message, there isn't one, System.Object has it, so they all have it
If you compile your project with the /nostdlib you can define your own classes which don't inherit from System.Object (it's how you compile mscorlib.dll btw).
Dr Herbie wrote:"What is polymorphism and why is is useful?"
I was shocked at the number of candidates that couldn't separate polymorphism from class inheritance and I don't think I've met one yet who could explain why it was useful (other than inheriting functionality, which is not the correct answer).
It's useful because it enables code-reuse and overriding older/irrelevant methods.
But they're not so much separate as they are dependent. Polymorphism depends on inheritance. That's why VB6 isn't a true OOP language.
Dr Herbie wrote:Also, for C#, ask them to explain garbage collection.
"See Sharp Garbage Collection you say? Well I know the city santiation guys use thick gloves when dealing with the bins in the public loos"