C++ Destructors

A Destructor in C++ destructs an object. It has the same name as the class name and gets automatically called when an object gets created like Constructors.

Syntax – Destructors

Let us see the syntax of Destructors with our class name Studyopedia. It is prefixed by a tilde sign as shown below:

As shown above, the Destructor syntax is like the Constructor, except for the prefixed tilde sign. Remember, the following points about Destructors:

  • Define Destructor only once in a class
  • The access specifier concept does not work on Destructors in C++
  • The Destructors cannot have parameters, unlike Constructors.

Example – Destructors

Let us now see an example of Destructors in C++:


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