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Start Here!™ Fundamentals of Microsoft® .NET Programming by Rod Stephens

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Naming Conventions

Back in the old days, some programming languages restricted variable names to no more than six characters. But modern languages let you use very long names, so it’s easy nowadays to give descriptive names to classes, routines, properties, and other programming items. For example, instead of naming a variable PCSTNO, you can name it PreferredCustomerNumber.

Development environments such as Visual Studio also provide name completion features that let you enter long names quickly without a lot of extra typing. In Visual Studio, when you start typing a name, IntelliSense displays a list of possible matches. If you select the one you want and press the Tab key, IntelliSense fills in the rest for you. This kind of feature lets you ...

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