Declaring A New Constructor (C++)

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Each new component must have a constructor that overrides the constructor of the class from which it was derived. When you write the constructor for your new component, it must always call the inherited constructor.

Within the class declaration, declare a virtual constructor in the public section of the class.

For example,

class PACKAGE TNewComponent : public TComponent
  virtual __fastcall TNewComponent(TComponent* AOwner);

In the .CPP file, implement the constructor:

__fastcall TNewComponent::TNewComponent(TComponent* AOwner): TComponent(AOwner)

Within the constructor, you add the code you want to execute when the component is created.