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  Bug Proofing Visual Basic: Discussion: Named Arguments  
 
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Naming Conventions

12/29/98 Scott Carpenter started this discussion with:

    p82, bottom - I agree with what you say about named arguments, but I disagree that it is all that difficult to work with a long list of arguments. VB5 & 6 both make it simple. You get that auto popup definition thing and it gives you all the arguments. As you move through the commas, the argument you're on is marked bold. I've worked in 16-bit VB4 quite a bit and this is one of my favorite new things. That and the auto complete feature.

12/30/98 My response:

    You make a good point. The auto list features make it much easier to remember the arguments (if they have good names). I often turn this off because it distracts me and slows my typing, but that's my decision.

10/08/01 More thoughts:

    Now that I've used VB.NET for a while, I've found the IntelliSense features even more useful than ever. VB.NET has its library functions scattered throughout a huge number of namespaces. Functions can also be overloaded so functions with the same name can take all sorts of different combinations of arguments. In those cases, having VB display the list of arguments with brief descriptions is invaluable.

 

 
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