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    Is void a type?

    Hey,

    This is a question that popped up in class. We need to write some source documentation and someone consistently wrote something like:
    Methods:
    GetImage(): of type Image.
    GetName(): of type string.
    Move(): of type void.
    etc...
    Now, this seemed weird to me, reading "of type void" makes it sound like void is a type like any other (string, int, etc).

    Is it?

    Is this question open to interpretation, or is there an 'official definition'?

    It's not a big deal, but the same person likes to be very strict in the documents, using the exact terminology for everything (which I do encourage), so I found it odd to see 'of type void', as I've never seen void as a type... Am I wrong?

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    Re: Is void a type?

    void is a type. That is official.
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    Re: Is void a type?

    From the MSDN documentation for the void keyword:
    void is an alias for the .NET Framework System.Void type.

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