Return Operator

In order to receive a result from the method we need to use the return operator. It should be used in the body of the method and tells the program to stop its execution and to return the method invoker a certain value, which is defined by the expression after the return operator.

In the example below there is a method that reads two names from the console, concatenates them and returns them as a result. The return value is of type string:

The return operator can also be used in void methods. This way the method will stop its execution without returning a value, and after it there shouldn't be an expression, which should be returned. In this case we use return only to exit the method.

There are cases where return can be called from multiple places in the method, but only if there are certain input conditions.

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