TypeName

ChainedStatementBlocksMustNotBePrecededByBlankLine

CheckId

SA1510

Category

Layout Rules

Cause

Chained C# statements are separated 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.

Some types of C# statements can only be used when chained to the bottom of another statement. Examples include catch and finally statements, which must always be chained to the bottom of a try-statement. Another example is an else-statement, which must always be chained to the bottom of an if-statement, or to another else-statement. These types of chained statements must not be separated by a blank line. For example:

    try

    {

        this.SomeMethod();

    }

 

    catch (Exception ex)

    {

        Console.WriteLine(ex.ToString());

    }

How to Fix Violations

To fix a violation of this rule, remove any blank lines between the chained statements.