new (new slot in vtable) (C++ Component Extensions)

The new keyword indicates that a virtual member will get a new slot in the vtable.


The new keyword has many uses and meanings. For more information, see the disambiguation topic new.

All Runtimes

(There are no remarks for this language feature that apply to all runtimes.)

Windows Runtime

Not supported in Windows Runtime.

Common Language Runtime


In a /clr compilation, new indicates that a virtual member will get a new slot in the vtable; that the function does not override a base class method.

new causes the newslot modifier to be added to the IL for the function. For more information about newslot, see:


Compiler option: /clr



The following sample shows the effect of new.

// newslot.cpp
// compile with: /clr
ref class C {
   virtual void f() {
      System::Console::WriteLine("C::f() called");

   virtual void g() {
      System::Console::WriteLine("C::g() called");

ref class D : public C {
   virtual void f() new {
      System::Console::WriteLine("D::f() called");

   virtual void g() override {
      System::Console::WriteLine("D::g() called");

ref class E : public D {
   virtual void f() override {
      System::Console::WriteLine("E::f() called");

int main() {
   D^ d = gcnew D;
   C^ c = gcnew D;

   c->f();   // calls C::f
   d->f();   // calls D::f

   c->g();   // calls D::g
   d->g();   // calls D::g

   D ^ e = gcnew E;
   e->f();   // calls E::f


C::f() called
D::f() called
D::g() called
D::g() called
E::f() called

See Also


Override Specifiers (C++ Component Extensions)


Component Extensions for Runtime Platforms