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Avoid language specific type names in parameters

Visual Studio 2005







Breaking Change


The name of a parameter in an externally visible member contains a language-specific type name.

Each concatenated word in the parameter name is checked against the following language-specific type names, in a case-insensitive manner:

  • bool

  • float

  • float32

  • float64

  • int

  • int8

  • integer

  • long

  • short

  • uint

  • ulong

  • unsigned

  • ushort

  • wchar

Language-specific type names might not be intuitive for developers using other languages. If a type name must be used, use a universal type name instead of a language-specific type name. For example, instead of the C# type name 'ushort', use the universal type name, UInt16.

Select a parameter name that does not contain one of the previously listed type names.

For new development, there are no known scenarios where it is necessary to exclude a warning from this rule. For shipping libraries, it might be necessary to exclude a warning from this rule.