Summary: In this tutorial, we will learn about Polymorphism in C++ with examples.
What is Polymorphism in C++?
Polymorphism is one of the properties of Object-Oriented Programming language.
Polymorphism according to the English dictionary means “the condition of occurring in several different forms”.
A Real-life Example of Polymorphism, a single person at the same time could be a father, a son, or an employee
Like wise in C++ we can achieve Polymorphism in two ways:
What is Static Polymorphism?
This Polymorphism happens during the compilation of the program.
- Implemented by Function Overloading.
- Also known as Static linkage or early Binding.
- The function call is associated with the function during compile time.
What is Dynamic Polymorphism?
This Polymorphism happens during the runtime of the program.
- Implemented by Function Overriding ( with the use of Virtual Function ).
- Also known as Dynamic linkage or late Binding.
- The function call is associated with the function during Runtime.
For more depth details please visit Function overloading and Function Overriding Post.