How To Format Your Code (c

To make code easier to read and understand, it’s important to format it properly. In actuality, the only reason I’m writing this is because I’ve seen some pretty bad C

// Formatting your code makes it easier to read and understand.

// There are many opinions about what exactly constitutes

// clean code, but everyone can agree that consistency is important.

// Here are a few simple rules that can help you format your code:

public class TestClass


// Place private fields at the top of the class, followed by public fields.

private int m_privateField;

public int m_publicField;

// Enter an empty line between each field and property/function.

public int M_PublicProperty { get; set; }

// Use const or readonly for immutable fields.

private const string m_immutable = “Immutable”;

// Prefix public fields, properties, methods and events with a capital letter.

public void DoSomething() { }

// Prefix private fields and methods with an underscore.

private void DoSomethingElse() { }

// Use camelCase for local variables and method parameters.

private void DoSomethingWith(int i) { }

// For readability, use explicit access modifiers (private, protected, etc.).

protected void DoSomethingProtected() {

If you are writing C

// Code goes here


these bracket should be on a new line not at the end of the preceding line of code:

if (i == 0)


// Do Stuff


while (true)


// Do Stuff




// Do Stuff, then goto previous line and remove the semicolon. (dont use do loops)

} while (true);

for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) // For loops are fine on one line, but you shouldnt use them in C First of all, I'm going to assume that you know how to create a class that looks like this: public class MyClass { public string Name { get; set; } public int Age { get; set; } public void MyMethod(MyClass myClass) { var x = 3; var y = "Hello World"; if (x == 3 && y == "Hello World") { } if (myClass != null) { } } private void Method() { var a = new ClassA(); var b = new ClassB(); a.Method1(); if (a.Property) b.Method2(); a.Method3(b); b.Method4(a); // Right aligned. if (!a.Property) b.Method5(); // Right aligned with indentation for readability of the contents of the if statement. (Do not use tabs.) switch (a.Property) // Right aligned and indented for readability of the case blocks within the switch statement. (Do not use tabs.) { case A: // Do

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