I have two classes that share a lot of code and are conceptually variations on a common class. So I want an abstract class that contains all their common code and then they can each inherit from it and fill in the stuff unique to them. However I am running into a problem with constants and static methods. Basically, the relationship I have is like this:
Class A and Class B both have some methods that don't depend on an instance of the class, just the value of a set of constant strings. Basically as such:
const string onePrefix;
const string differentPrefix;
static string ConvertMethod(string input)
The method code is the same between the two classes, so I would like to have it in the abstract class. But the actual values of the two constants are different between the two classes. But abstract constants are not a thing you can do as far as I can tell so I'm not sure how to go about structuring my classes to make this work like I want it to. I've considered just not having the values be constants, but they are used in my constructors before an instanced object is created.