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Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries by Brad Abrams, Krzysztof Cwalina

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Chapter 3. Naming Guidelines

FOLLOWING A CONSISTENT SET of naming conventions in the development of a framework can be a major contribution to the framework’s usability. It allows the framework to be used by many developers on widely separated projects. Beyond consistency of form, names of framework elements must be easily understood and must convey the function of each element.

The goal of this chapter is to provide a consistent set of naming conventions that result in names that make immediate sense to developers.

Most of the naming guidelines are simply conventions that have no technical rationale. However, following these naming guidelines will ensure that the names are understandable and consistent.

Although adopting these naming conventions ...

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