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PHP Object-Oriented PHP Basics (Retired) Properties and Methods Constructor Method

Yan Liu
Yan Liu
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Help for Constructor Method

Hi guys, just watching this constructor video. However, my code is not working. Please spot out. Thanks.

class Product 
    public $name = "default_name";
    public $price = 0;
    public $desc = "default description";

    function __construct ($name, $price, $desc) {
        $this->name = $name;
        $this->price = $price;
        $this->desc = $desc;    

    public function getInfo() {
        return "Product Name: " . $this->name;  

    //class definations go here!    

$p = new Product();
$shirt = new Product("Space 1", 20, "cool");
$soda = new Product("space 2", 233, "hot");

echo $shirt->getInfo();


1 Answer

Change your construct to have default values of '' for each variable; function __construct($name='', $price = 0, $desc='') { if($name != '' && $price > 0 && $desc != '') { ...Code... } }

The problem with your script is you are calling the constructor without any arguments when you create an instance of the class and assign it to $p - PHP would throw an error.