Object Naming Conventions

Pete pete at mollysrevenge.com
Thu Oct 6 20:36:05 CDT 2011


Thanks Mark, that's what I was looking for.
Pete
Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>




On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 6:03 PM, Mark Wieder <mwieder at ahsoftware.net> wrote:

> Phil-
>
> Thursday, October 6, 2011, 12:28:38 PM, you wrote:
>
> > Here is an excellent starting point:
> >      http://fourthworld.com/embassy/articles/scriptstyle.html
>
> > Go to the "Naming Conventions" part.
>
> In addition to what's in Richard's writeup I tend to use the following
> conventions. Mostly just a carryover from other development
> environments since they don't really do much, but they tend to trigger
> the same neuron activity so it makes it easier for me to conceptualize
> what I'm doing:
>
> control        prefix   example
> ---------------------------
> buttons       : "btn" : "btnSave"
> radio buttons : "rdo" : "rdoOption1"
> checkboxes    : "chk" : "chkShowLineNumbers"
> tab buttons   : "mnu" : "mnuMainTabForm"
> fields        : "fld" : "fldHandlers"
> labels        : "lbl" : "lblSourceCode"
> groups        : "grp" : "grpGraphicControls"
>
> The only other rule of thumb I have is to keep object names one word
> rather than having spaces in the middle. And of course, that rule,
> like any other rule, was made to be broken when needed.
>
> --
> -Mark Wieder
>  mwieder at ahsoftware.net
>
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