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Code Inspection: Empty control statement body

There are cases where you need to have control statements (statements that normally require a body, for example while or foreach) with an empty body. One example is a busy loop where a while statement does nothing in its body.

If you use an empty statement as a body, for example while (DoSomething()) ;, ReSharper suggests to replace the empty statement with an empty block, that is while (DoSomething()) {}.

With the empty block, you are less likely to come across issues like the following when you later modify your code:

while (DoSomething()) ; // while loop actually ends here with the empty statement { DoSomethingElse(); }
Last modified: 04 March 2024