Chained C# statements are separated 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.
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:
catch (Exception ex)
How to Fix Violations
To fix a violation of this rule, remove any blank lines between the chained statements.