How declaring methods as ‘Static’ can increase performance? By FxCop
- Methods which do not access instance data or call instance methods can be marked as static (Shared in VB).
- After doing so, the compiler will emit non-virtual call sites to these members which will prevent a check at runtime for each call that insures the current object pointer is non-null.
- This can result in a measurable performance gain for performance-sensitive code.
- In some cases, the failure to access the current object instance represents a correctness issue.
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