An opening curly bracket within a C# element, statement, or expression is preceded by a blank line.
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 an opening curly bracket is preceded by a blank line. For example:
public bool Enabled
The code above would generate two instances of this violation, since there are two places where opening curly brackets are preceded by blank lines.
How to Fix Violations
To fix a violation of this rule, remove the blank line preceding the opening curly bracket.