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object constructor

Posted on 2011-10-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I was reading an example regarding the object constructor on
for practicing the first heading i.e. object constructor and prototyping I have created one small example

 function Animal(name) {            
                    this.speak = function() {
                        alert("Hi " + name);

                var cat = new Animal("sweetu");
which is working fine. But a quick question comes to my mind is what is the practical usage of this concept and if I use it what will be the benefit.

Karan Gupta
Question by:KaranGupta
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You can create the number of properties of class "Animal". In above example, class "Animal" has the property speak. In real world scenario, object has multiple properties. You can set the properties of that object using above example
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darren-w- earned 2000 total points
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Here is a more realistic object based example:

function MyClass()
    var m_data = 5;
    var m_text = "Hello World";
    this.SetData = SetData;
    this.SetText = SetText;
    this.ShowData = DisplayData;
    this.ShowText = DisplayText; 

    function DisplayData()
        alert( m_data );

    function DisplayText()
        alert( m_text );

    function SetData( myVal ) 
        m_data = myVal;

    function SetText( myText ) 
        m_text = myText;

var myClassObj1 = new MyClass();
var myClassObj2 = new MyClass();
myClassObj1.SetData( 10 );
myClassObj1.SetText( "Obj1:  Hello World" );
myClassObj2.SetData( 20 );
myClassObj2.SetText( "Obj2:  Hello World" );
myClassObj1.ShowData();    // displays: 10

myClassObj1.ShowText();    // displays: "Obj1:  Hello World"

myClassObj2.ShowData();    // displays: 20

myClassObj2.ShowText();    // displays: "Obj2:  Hello World"

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