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Access™ 2007 VBA Programmer's Reference by Armen Stein, Geoffrey Griffith, Rob Cooper, Teresa Hennig

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L.7. Standards

Throughout the book, we've pulled together reference material, sharing our expertise and experiences, and encouraging you to take the try-it, like-it, modify-as-appropriate approach. That methodology is particularly fitting for the lists and guidelines in these appendixes. With that in mind, here are a few reminders:

  • Rules and guidelines change over time, so your naming conventions may need to be updated as you work with new versions and additional programs.

  • There's an overwhelming supply of reference material with varying degrees of quality and applicability.

    Some of the more reliable sources for additional or updated information on naming conventions, reserved words and special characters will likely be found by searching Microsoft and www.mvps.org. Although it might seem that the preponderance of Microsoft's articles is related to .NET, there are several that are relevant to Access development.

The most critical factor is that you consistently implement and follow some standard.

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