V: VB.NET Naming Conventions


V: VB.NET Naming Conventions

It s good programming practice to use standard prefixes with your controls and variables . This ensures your code remains clear and understandable. The following list provides an overview of popular conventions:

ITEM

PREFIX

EXAMPLE

Form

frm

frmMain

Class

cls / C

clsOrder

Module

mod

modGeneric

Label

lbl

lblUsername

LinkLabel

lnk

lnkVisitSite

Button

btn

btnOK

TextBox

txt

txtPassword

CheckBox

chk

chkRemember

RadioButton

rad

radMale

GroupBox

grp

grpOptions

PictureBox

pic

picAuthor

DataGrid

grd

grdOrders

ListBox

lst

lstSubscribed

CheckedListBox

clst

clstExtras

ComboBox

cbo

cboRoomNumber

TreeView

tvw

tvwFolders

ListView

lvw

lvwFiles

TabControl

tab

tabSettings

DateTimePicker

dtp

dtpAppointment

Timer

tmr

tmrCheck

Splitter

spl

splGeneral

ProgressBar

pbar

pbarTimeLeft

RichTextBox

rtf

rtfDocument

ImageList

imgl

imglToolbar

ToolBar

tlb

tlbMain

MenuItem

mnu

mnuFileExit

String

str

strAnalysis

Date

dat

datLastVisit

Boolean

bln

blnFlag

Short

sht

shtCurrent

Decimal

dec

decRate

Long

lng

lngSystemID

Integer

int

intCount

Byte

byt

bytAge

Char

chr

chrFirst

Single

sgl

sglRemaining

Double

dbl

dblTotalBalance

Structure (User-Defined Type)

udt

udtCustomer

Object

obj

objRandom

DataSet

ds

dsmembers

DataRow

dr

drEntry

OleDbConnection or SqlConnection

conn

connLuxor

OleDbCommand or SqlCommand

cmd

cmdDelete

OleDbDataAdapter or SqlDataAdapter

da

daUserList

OleDbDataReader or SqlDataReader

rdr

rdrItems

Crystal Report

rpt

rptSales

It is also common practice to prefix module-level variable declarations with m and global declarations with g ”although, as ever, this is not enforced and simply serves as a suggestion to help assist your development.

You can also find a full list of recommended code styling guidelines for your Visual Basic program, by looking up naming conventions, Visual Basic in the help index.




The Ultimate VB .NET and ASP.NET Code Book
The Ultimate VB .NET and ASP.NET Code Book
ISBN: 1590591062
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 76
Authors: Karl Moore

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