# What are the difference between Composition and Aggregation in C#?

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Under Composition, if the parent object is deleted, then the child object also loses its status. The composition is a special type of Aggregation and gives a part-of relationship.

For example, A Car has an engine. If the car is destroyed, the engine is destroyed as well.

public class Engine {
. . .
}

public class Car {
Engine eng = new Engine();
.......
}

Aggregation is a directional relation between objects in C#. It is the relationship between objects.

An Employee is associated with a single Department, whereas a Department can have more than one employee. Let us see an example of Employee and Address −

public class Address {
. . .
}

public class Employee {

}

. . .

}
Published on 08-Aug-2018 08:01:51