In VB.NET on a boolean function if you run an Exit Function line will it return false?
That is correct, with the caveat that in VB the function name can also be a variable that is returned. If you've previously set that to true, it will return true.
More completely, in VB.Net, if I have a boolean function
Foo() defined like so:
Public Function Foo() As Boolean '...
...the body of that function has an implied variable also named
Foo that matches the return type of the function —
Boolean in this case, but
Object if the return type is omitted (you should be using
Option Strict, which requires a return type). This implied variable is initialized to use the default value for that type.
If you fail to
Return a value from the function, whether via
Exit Function or simply by reaching the end, this implied variable is returned instead. Therefore, a
Boolean function will return
False if you
Exit Function early without making other changes, because that is the default value in the implied variable used with the function. But you could also set that variable to
True first if you wanted, and then
Exit Function would cause it to return
These days people don't often use the implied variable, but there are situations where it can save you a few lines of code without costing anything in clarity.