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partial classes

Partial classes and partial methods are two programming language features of .NET programming languages that make it possible for developers to extend and enhance auto-generated code.

Partial classes allow for a single class's members to be divided among multiple source code files. At compile-time these multiple files get combined into a single class as if the class's members had all been specified in a single file. Compare with partial methods.

See "An Overview of Partial Classes and Partial Methods" on ASP.NET.4GuysFromRolla.com.

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