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

Caio Ferrari
Caio Ferrari
5,455 Points

Is "__construct" a default value?

In my notes and codes, I noticed that using the __construct is mandatory to call the arguments. So, if I want to use any other name for this function (like myValues for example) it will not work!

Am I right?


1 Answer

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw
26,676 Points

Hi Caio,

The __construct method is the only access point for arguments when creating a new instance of a class, if you need other functionality to be executed upon creating a new class instance - you can call your additional methods from within the constructor.

Hope that helps.