VB.NET Function Return

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In order to return a value from a VB.NET function one can assign a value to the "Functions Name" or use "return value."

I sometimes see these inter-mixed in the same function. Personally, I prefer the return.

My question is, what is the internal difference, if any, between the two?

Best Solution

The difference is that they DO DIFFERENT THINGS!

'Return value' does 2 things:
1. It sets the function return value at that point 2. It immediately exits the function

No further code in the function executes!

'Functionname = value' does 1 thing: 1. It sets the function return value at that point

Other code in the function continues to execute This enables additional logic to refine or override the function return value

Huge difference folks. Remember it's not all about state, it's also about flow.