Layout Rules


An element documentation header above a C# element is followed by a blank line.

Rule Description

To improve the readability of the code, StyleCop requires blank lines in certain situations, and prohibits blank lines in other situations. This results in a consistent visual pattern across the code, which can improve recognition and readability of unfamiliar code.

A violation of this rule occurs when the element documentation header above an element is followed by a blank line. For example:

    /// <summary>

    /// Gets a value indicating whether the control is enabled.

    /// </summary>


    public bool Enabled


        get { return this.enabled; }


The code above would generate an instance of this violation, since the documentation header is followed by a blank line.

How to Fix Violations

To fix a violation of this rule, remove the blank line following the documentation header.