TypeName

OpeningCurlyBracketsMustNotBePrecededByBlankLine

CheckId

SA1509

Category

Layout Rules

Cause

An opening curly bracket within a C# element, statement, or expression is preceded 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 an opening curly bracket is preceded by a blank line. For example:

    public bool Enabled

 

    {

        get

 

        {

            return this.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.