Demystifying the C# Yield-Return Mechanism: Listing 1.

Generating a 10-string sequence with yield-return.

static IEnumerable<string> ComputeNextString(int n)
{
  Random r = new Random(0);
  char[] charArray =
    new char[] { 'a','b','c','d','e','f','g','h' };

  for (int i = 0; i < n; ++i)
  {
    int x = r.Next(0, charArray.Length);
    int y = r.Next(0, charArray.Length);
    char tmp = charArray[x];
    charArray[x] = charArray[y];
    charArray[y] = tmp;
    yield return new String(charArray);
  }
}

About the Author

Dr. James McCaffrey works for Microsoft Research in Redmond, Wash. He has worked on several Microsoft products including Azure and Bing. James can be reached at [email protected].

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