FAQ: Method Output - Return

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using System;

namespace Return
{
  class Program
  {
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
      DecoratePlanet("Jupiter");
    }
    static string DecoratePlanet(string planetName) {
      Console.WriteLine($"*.*.* Welcome to {planetName} *.*.*");
      return planetName;
    }
	}
}

Took me a while to figure it out for some reason I didn’t use the hints just google

Can anyone explain me the use of “return” statement???

I feel like this answer is somewhat misleading, as you aren’t actually making any real use of the return access modifier. You could just as easily leave out your “return planetName;” line at the end of the method and set the access modifier to void.

using System;

namespace Return
{
  class Program
  {
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
      DecoratePlanet("Jupiter");
    }
    static void DecoratePlanet(string planetName) {
      Console.WriteLine($"*.*.* Welcome to {planetName} *.*.*");
      //return planetName;
    }
	}
}

It will do the same exact thing…