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C# Method Return Structure by Reference

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Cyber-Storm asked on
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Hi,

Is it possible to return a structure by reference?

Example:
public struct myStruct
{
string foo;
string bar;
}

public myStruct[] Instances;
Instances = new myStruct[1];
Instances[0].foo = "Hello";
Instances[1].bar = "World";

public myStruct getInstance()
{
return Instances[0];
}

myStruct instance = getInstance();

This will return a copy of the structure, I want it to return the reference to it so I can do this:
myStruct instance = getInstance();
instance.foo = "Source";
instance.bar = "Code";

I know I can pass instance as a reference variable:
myStruct instance = new MyStruct();
getInstance(ref instance);

But I don't want to do this if I don't have to.

Many thanks,
Storm
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