CA1504: Review misleading field names


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The name of an instance field starts with "s_" or the name of a static (Shared in Visual Basic) field starts with "m_".

Field names that start with "s_" are associated with static data by many users. Similarly, field names that start with "m_" are associated with instance (member) data. For more easily maintained code, names should follow generally used conventions.

To fix a violation of this rule, rename the field by using the appropriate prefix. Alternatively, make the field agree with the current suffix by adding or removing the static modifier.

Do not suppress a warning from this rule.