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Hi to all!

I would like to ask you which coding convention do you use?

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There are a lot of areas of coding convention. Which are you interested in?

Class, Method(, Argument), (Local/Global)Variable naming conventions?
Bracketing styles?

I use the following naming conventions:

Variables: 3 character camelCased pseudo-hungarian notation (globals prefixed with underscore)
Code:
   intPageCount, strUsername, bolSuccess, _aryObservers
Classes: PascalCased
Code:
   class User
   class FluxCapacitor

Interfaces: PascalCased with prefixed I
Code:
   IModelObserver, IController
Methods: PascalCased
Code:
   SaveUser(), CalculateFluxCapacitance()
Method arguments: non camelCased descriptive names
Code:
   SaveUser(User user), CalculateFluxCapacitance(DateTime destinationDate)
I personally use this bracketing convention for code layout:
Code:
   class FluxCapacitor{
      int CalculateFluxCapacitance(DateTime destinationDate){
         if(...){
            ....
         } else {
            ....
         }
      }
   }
However, my employer favors the brackets on separate lines:
Code:
   class FluxCapacitor
   {
      int CalculateFluxCapacitance(DateTime destinationDate)
      {
         if(...)
         {
            ....
         }
         else
         {
            ....
         }
      }
   }
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We use the Microsoft ones at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...guidelines.asp.
Not perfect but at least it saved us from writing our own document and no-one could agree on stuff anyway. This way saved a lot of arguments.
The worse thing is Microsoft's own examples are often in contradiction to it...

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