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How do you declare a "MustOverride" Constant?

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Visual Basic.NET.NET Programming
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Okay, I'm painfully new to TRUE OOP programming, and am working with inheritance.  I have a constant that I want each child class to be forced to set, so that in the base class a common method can be run that uses the value as set by its children.

I've tried the following:

Protected MustOverride Const Foo As Long

But needless to say, VB.Net no likey.  

I've come to the conclusion that I can create a regular variable in the base class, then make a required sub that "sets" the value of the variable, but this definitely feels like a hack.

Suggestions?
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