Out-variables in C#
C# 7.0 brings some features to out-variables. These new features help us write cleaner code and handle out-variables better.
Let's start with simple piece of code where out-variable is used.
The code above uses out variable i that needs to be declared before TryParse() method is called. In case of method with more out variables we have to declare all these variables before calling the method.
C# 7.0 allows us define out variables inline. The previous code can be written this way.
But we don’t have to specify the type of out-variable directly. Compiler can find it for us and this means we can also go with var. The next piece of code is the same as previous one.
Sometimes we don’t need out variable at all. Good example is removing elements from concurrent dictionary. For this we use underscore (_) as variable name.
- C# out-variables (Gunnar Peipman)