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C6509

warning C6509: invalid annotation: 'return' cannot be referenced from a precondition

This warning indicates that the return [expression] statement cannot be used in a precondition. The return statement is used to terminate the execution of a function and return control to the calling function. The value of expression, if the expression is present, is returned to the calling function.

Because a function might use the return statement to return values, you are allowed to specify it as a property value for use in a post condition.

Example

The following code generates this warning because 'return' is used in a precondition:

// C
#include <CodeAnalysis\SourceAnnotations.h>
int f([SA_Pre(ValidElements="return")] char *pc);

// C++
#include <CodeAnalysis\SourceAnnotations.h>
using namespace vc_attributes;
int f([Pre(ValidElements="return")] char *pc);

To correct this warning, use 'return' in a post condition, as shown in the following sample code:

// C
#include <CodeAnalysis\SourceAnnotations.h>
[returnvalue:SA_Post(MustCheck=SA_Yes)]int f(
                   [SA_Post(ValidElements="return")] char *pc
                    );
// C++
#include <CodeAnalysis\SourceAnnotations.h>
using namespace vc_attributes;

[returnvalue:Post(MustCheck=Yes)]int f(
                   [Post(ValidElements="return")] char *pc
                    );

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