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Code Smarter

Smart Tips for Xojo Developers

Issue: 11.6 (November/December 2013)
Author: Trisha Duke
Author Bio: Trisha Duke is lead developer for Mediatec Limited, London and has been using Xojo for several years.
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In the first of a series of three articles, I hope to pass off some of my useful tips for developers. Over the years of using Xojo, these tips have helped me to rapidly create applications which are robust and flexible.

Naming Conventions

Although many developers do not think this is important, naming controls and variables can considerably reduce the amount of time taken to develop an application as well as also aiding with the creation of a database.

  • Fields should be meaningful and single words (no spaces)

  • The Control's Name should match the field name within a table

  • The Control's Label should be the same as the Control name but prefixed with lbl (this can then be used for localization)

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