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virtual (C++)

The virtual keyword declares a virtual function or a virtual base class.


virtual [type-specifiers] member-function-declarator
virtual [access-specifier] base-class-name

Parameters

type-specifiers

Specifies the return type of the virtual member function.

member-function-declarator

Declares a member function.

access-specifier

Defines the level of access to the base class, public, protected or private. Can appear before or after the virtual keyword.

base-class-name

Identifies a previously declared class type.

See Virtual Functions and Virtual Base Classes for more information.

Also see the following keywords: class, private, public, and protected.

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