#963 – Use Braces to Enclose a Block of Statements

block of statements in C# is a series of individual statements enclosed by a set of curly braces ({, }).  You can typically include a block of statements wherever a single statement is expected.

            // Single statement follows if
            if (DateTime.Now.DayOfWeek == DayOfWeek.Monday)
                Console.WriteLine("Getting to work");

            // Block of statements follows if
            if (DateTime.Now.DayOfWeek == DayOfWeek.Saturday)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Making pancakes");
                Console.WriteLine("Washing my socks");
                Console.WriteLine("Mowing the lawn");
            }

Although far less common, you can also include a block of statements to arbitrarily group a set of statements within a longer sequence of statements.

            Console.WriteLine("Reading Edith Wharton");

            {
                Console.WriteLine("Eating lunch");
                Console.WriteLine("Washing my hands");
            }

            Console.WriteLine("Studying Byzantium");

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About Sean
Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

One Response to #963 – Use Braces to Enclose a Block of Statements

  1. Pingback: #1,103 – A Block Defines Both Scope and Declaration Space | 2,000 Things You Should Know About C#

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