Overrides (Visual Basic)
Specifies that a property or procedure overrides an identically named property or procedure inherited from a base class.
Declaration Context. You can use
Overridesonly in a property or procedure declaration statement.
Combined Modifiers. You cannot specify
Sharedin the same declaration. Because an overriding element is implicitly overridable, you cannot combine
Matching Signatures. The signature of this declaration must exactly match the signature of the property or procedure that it overrides. This means the parameter lists must have the same number of parameters, in the same order, with the same data types.
In addition to the signature, the overriding declaration must also exactly match the following:
The access level
The return type, if any
Generic Signatures. For a generic procedure, the signature includes the number of type parameters. Therefore, the overriding declaration must match the base class version in that respect as well.
Additional Matching. In addition to matching the signature of the base class version, this declaration must also match it in the following respects:
Shadowing and Overriding. Both shadowing and overriding redefine an inherited element, but there are significant differences between the two approaches. For more information, see Shadowing in Visual Basic.
If you use
Overrides, the compiler implicitly adds
Overloads so that your library APIs work with C# more easily.
Overrides modifier can be used in these contexts: