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Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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2.8. Methods

Methods are the most basic building block you can use to organize your code. Essentially, a method is a named grouping of one or more lines of code. Ideally, each method will perform a distinct, logical task. By breaking your code down into methods, you not only simplify your life, but you also make it easier to organize your code into classes and step into the world of object-oriented programming.

The first decision you need to make when declaring a method is whether you want to return any information. For example, a method named GetStartTime() might return a DateTime object that represents the time an application was first started. A method can return, at most, one piece of data.

When you declare a method in C#, the first part ...

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