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Varible Naming Conventions

Posted on 2001-06-18
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Hi,

Does anyone no where i can find a reference varible naming conventions? for VC and Windows programming?

What are the following varibles ?

*SzHeaders
*dwRect
*StrObject

Cheers

Richard
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by:IainHere
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Here is one link:
http://home.jtan.com/~gregleg/hungarian.html
but there are as many naming conventions as there are programmers - you should find one that you can use (if you're fitting into a team, you won't have much choice).  A web search should throw up plenty.  

I suppose that dw is a DWORD (32 bit unsigned int) and that str is a string.  You really need to look at the declarations to find out.
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by:captainkirk
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"sz" and "Str" usually get prefixed to variables that are meant to be strings;

"dw" is for DWORD

Also in (fairly) common use:

"n" for integer
"l" for long
"tag" for a struct
"u"  for unsigned int
"ul" for unsigned long

ets., etc., etc....
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you can extend this convention by using postfix notation

int A(char* szInit_in, DWORD* dwParam_out)

or

CDialog dlgProperty;
HWND dlgProperty_hwnd; // hwnd of this Dialog

and so on

Andrey
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