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Hello,

My C++ is a little rusty but I believe that I cannot  mark an inherited virtual method as "ignore" or "remove" or "delete" so it is not available to subclasses.  In the past, I simply "override" the method in the subclass and threw an Exception that indicated that this method was not available to the subclass.  Is there a better way to handle this situation?

Oh!  In case it matters... I am using the latest version of MSVS C++ CLI.

Thanks for your help,
Mike
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>>My C++ is a little rusty but I believe that I cannot  mark an inherited virtual
>>method as "ignore" or "remove" or "delete" so it is not available to
>>subclasses.

Make it 'private'. Methods declared in the 'private' section of a class are not accessible from derived classes.
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If methods which you want to hide must stay public in base class,
you can leave them 'public' and make 'private' inheritance, for example:
class CBaseClass
{
public:
...
}
class CNewClass : private CBaseClass
{
...
}
 Thus public methods in base class will not stay public in derived class.
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by:mjgardne
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Geez!  I was lost in the details and missed the obvious!  Thanks, Guys!  I tagged the methods as private, et voila, the subclasses don't see them.
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