Operator Overloading in C# .Net

15 October, 2020


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Operator Overloading

  int a = 10; b = 20;,c;

C= a + b-arrrow30  (Addition)

String S1 = ‘ABC’, S2 = ‘XYZ’,S3;

S3 = S1+S2arrrowAbc xyz  (concatenation)

Assume that test is a class and t1,t2,t3 are objects then

T3 = t1+t2

gives an error ‘+’ operator is developed to use with numbers and string only BUT NOT WITH OBJECTS.  

Operator overloading is a concept of extending the functionality of an Existing operator.

All the operators are overloadable except those contains a.

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That is the following operators are not overloadable.

  arrrow  member Access operator

:: Ternary or conditional operator

:: property access operator

:   Inheritance operator

While overloading relational operators, these must be overloaded in ‘PAIR’.  

To overload >, < must be overloaded

To overload >=, <= must be overloaded.

To overload ==,!= must be overloaded.  

An overloaded operator must be declared as static.

Operator is a keyword.

Syntax to overloaded an operator  

Public static return type  operator + (args)




Example:-  on overloading + operator for adding the objects  

Class EMP {

Private int Sal;







 arrrow Sal (5000) E2

arrrow Sal (8000) E3  

arrrow Sal (2700)  

E1+E2+E3 = EMP(Data type)  

Open windows forms Application project à Place a button

arrrow Code in GD  

Class EMP


Private int Sal;

Public EMP (int x  )

// constructor


Sal = X;


Public EMP ()

// Default constructor


Public void Print ()


Message Box. Show (Sal);


  //overloading  + public static EMP operator  +  (EMP X , EMP y)


EMP t = new EMP ();

Sal = X. Sal + Y. Sal;

return t;


operator overloading

  }// EMP class  

Code for Button 1_click


EMP e1 = new EMP (5000);

EMP e2 = new EMP (8000);

EMP e3 = new EMP (5000);

EMP total  = new EMP ();

Total = e1 +e2+e3 ;

Total .Print ();

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