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6 Ways for Method Overloading in .NET

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6 Ways for Method Overloading in .NET

Software Interview Question for a Senior Level Engineer

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I went to a firm for their third interview, couple of years ago and I failed!

Most of the firms split their interviews.

First one is with HR.

After that, comes the theory/coding and usually, last comes (if the firm decides to have such a thing) the home assignment. Then probably you will be questioned about the assignment you’ve done.

I did pass the previous rounds.

When the home assignment was given, they called me in for some more theory questions.

Everything went smooth and then suddenly the question:

What are all the different ways to overload a method?

I know at least two, but for some reason the tech lead insisted on all of them.

I don’t know if it was something he didn’t like in me (behavior wise) or maybe he had a bad day. Or maybe we didn’t match energies.

It is completely okay. I wasted some time but at least it gave me some knowledge. I guess, something lost and something earned, right?

Let’s take a look at this interview question, so you don’t receive the same experience and be prepared, like the little hungry for knowledge beast you are!

We will also have code examples, as always :)

Place your booty in a comfortable position and Let’s Get Right Into It!

What is Method Overloading ❓

Method overloading is a feature in C# that allows you to define multiple methods in a class with the same name but different parameter lists. It’s a form of polymorphism, which enables you to create methods with the same name that behave differently based on the input parameters.

This provides flexibility and readability to your code, making it more expressive and versatile.

The Possibilities for Method Overloading

1. Different Parameter Types

One of the most common ways to overload a method is by using different parameter types. This…