Coding Conventions and Guidelines
1. Avoid having lines more than 100 symbols.
2. Prefix class fields with "m", static members with "g
" and constants with all capital letters:
public class TimelineBuilder
private const double TOP_MARGIN = 5;
private double m_pixelWidth;
private double m_pixelHeight;
3. Align variables, parameters and fields at position 57.
public object CreateColumn(
4. Avoid initialization of local variables at the time of declaration with value which does not make sense. Consider the following example where return value may be left with invalid value:
public decimal GetBalance(
decimal ret = 0;
if (at == AccType.SavingAccount)
ret = GetSavings();
else if (at == AccType.CheckingAccount)
ret = GetChecking();
5. Make member functions and properties work in transactional way, i.e. if member function fails object state is not altered.
6. Use Debug.Assert to validate assumptions about function parameters, or throw exception for public methods and properties.
7. Avoid having more then one try/catch/finally block inside a function.
8. Prefer single return from a function.
Z. For the rest follow .Net Framework Design Guidelines for Class Library Developers located here: