C# Code Style

Reference Code Standard

Follow Microsoft’s C# Coding Conventions which are based off of the dotnet/runtime C# Style Guidelines while using the dotnet/runtime .editorconfig file .

External APIs shall use xmldoc. This allows OpenAPI (API documentation specification) and tools like DocFX (MSDN style documentation tool) to create detailed documentation.

Implementing the Standard

  • This standard requires .NET 5 or higher and Visual Studio 2017 or higher to run out of the box.

  • Download the dotnet/runtime .editorconfig file and place it in the same directory as your solution file (SLN).

-- Solution Root Folder
---- .editorconfig file
---- .sln file
-------- Subfolders/Projects

Exceptions to the Standard

  • None

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Allowing Exceptions

If there needs to be an exception to the standard, it can be called out with a SuppressMessage attribute . This should be rarely needed. Example below:

[SuppressMessage("Performance", "CA1823:Avoid unused private fields")]
public class X