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NAMING CONVENTIONS: A PRIMER

Naming conventions are one of the foundation elements of your overall development style. We developed our naming conventions primarily to achieve the following four objectives:

  • To be able to quickly understand an application's structure and code by making object names more informative

  • To simplify team development of applications by creating a standardized vocabulary for all team members

  • To improve our ability to work with Access objects, including enforcing object name sort orders, creating self-documenting program code, and enhancing find-and-replace capabilities

  • To increase our ability to create tools for our Access development work, and to create code libraries across various VBA platforms

To meet these objectives, ...

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