#593 – Using Named Arguments

Traditionally in C#, arguments must be passed in to a method in the same order in which they are defined in the method’s declaration.

public void DoATrick(string trickName, int numTimes)
            Dog kirby = new Dog("Kirby");

            kirby.DoATrick("Fetch", 158);

You can, however, change the order of the arguments by preceding each value by the name of the parameter, with a colon (:) following each name.

            kirby.DoATrick(numTimes: 5, trickName: "Run around me");

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