Inheritance

1)if Class A is base class for Class B then the private data members of base class are inherited or not?
I think they are inherited but we can't access them.

2)Protected data members of base class can be accessed by object of a derived class or only public member function of derived class.
manjuceeAsked:
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pagladasuCommented:
1)
Private members of the base class are part of the derived class object - however, as you had specified, they cannot be accessed by derived class member functions.
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Protected members of base class may become protected or private in the derived class, depending on the type of derivation - and as such can be accessed only by member functions of the derived class.
I am providing this answer, not taking into consideration friend classes and functions
thanks
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manjuceeAuthor Commented:
Hi pagladasu,
         Thanks for clarifying the doubts.
Thanks
Manju
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manjuceeAuthor Commented:
Hi pagladasu,
                        if i inherit baseclass privately  then also the private data members are inherited and only thing is that i can't access them in derived class. (Y/N)
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pagladasuCommented:
You are welcome. Just for curiosity - are you new to C++. If you face any problems, feel free to post it at my mail:espical@hotmail.com
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