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C# 4.0 : Named Arguments

For methods having numerous arguments we tend to get confused. And this is also pain for others while reviewing the code. C# 4.0 gives us an opportunity to pass parameters with name.

How it works, let’s check it. Suppose you have a method like below,

public static class TestClass


   public static void ParamMethod(string Name, double Salary,

string Department, int Age = 30)


       Console.WriteLine(“Name = {0}”, Name);

       Console.WriteLine(“Age = {0}”, Age);

       Console.WriteLine(“Salary = {0}”, Salary);

       Console.WriteLine(“Department = {0}”, Department);           




Now the calling would look like,


TestClass.ParamMethod(Name:“Wriju”, Salary:1000.00,



You can alter the sequence of the parameters too,


TestClass.ParamMethod(“Tupur”, 2000.00,

   Department: “IT”, Age: 26);

No compiler overhead is associated with it.

Rule, Non-optional parameters has to be specified either sequentially or by name.