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The difference between static and class properties

Published on 24 Jan 2018

Unlike static properties, class properties can be overridden by subclasses (however, they can't be stored, only computed).

class TableViewCell: UITableViewCell {
    class var preferredHeight: CGFloat { return 60 }

class TallTableViewCell: TableViewCell {
    override class var preferredHeight: CGFloat { return 100 }

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