Which is more readable of the following?
They both show the same code sample I nicked from the internet, and they both display the same number of lines.
The first one is the recomended style for C#. The second is more like Suns recommendations for Java.
The first sample uses a lot of lines for syntax. This means that you actually can't see the whole method without scrolling the window down. This is one of the reasons I prefer the second approach. The blank lines just bloats the code and makes it harder to view the code as a whole. Although I generally think formatting of code is of little importance to a project, there is no reason to have extra lines that contain no extra information.