What is the difference between an abstract method and a virtual method? In which cases is it recommended to use abstract or virtual methods? Which one is the best approach?
An abstract function cannot have functionality. You’re basically saying, any child class MUST give their own version of this method, however it’s too general to even try to implement in the parent class.
A virtual function, is basically saying look, here’s the functionality that may or may not be good enough for the child class. So if it is good enough, use this method, if not, then override me, and provide your own functionality.