extend

Extends an existing class with new methods.

Returns

Object a new class which inherits the base methods.

Parameters

prototype Object

A key/value pair of all methods that the new class will have.

Example - inheritance

<script>
var Animal = kendo.Class.extend({
    move: function() {
        console.log("Animal.move()");
    }
});

var Bird = Animal.extend({
   move: function() {
        Animal.fn.move.call(this);

        console.log("Fly");
   }
});

var Cat = Animal.extend({
   move: function() {
        Animal.fn.move.call(this);

        console.log("Sneak");
   }
});

var tweety = new Bird();

tweety.move(); // outputs "Animal.move()" then "Fly"

var sylvester = new Cat();

sylvester.move(); // outputs "Animal.move()" then "Sneak"

console.log(tweety instanceof Bird); // outputs "true" because tweety is an instanfe of Bird

console.log(tweety instanceof Animal); // outputs "true" because Animal is the base class of Bird

console.log(tweety instanceof Cat); // outputs "false" because tweety is not an instance of Cat
</script>
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