CA1712: Do not prefix enum values with type name

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TypeName DoNotPrefixEnumValuesWithTypeName
CheckId CA1712
Category Microsoft.Naming
Breaking Change Breaking

Cause

An enumeration contains a member whose name starts with the type name of the enumeration.

Rule Description

Names of enumeration members are not prefixed with the type name because type information is expected to be provided by development tools.

Naming conventions provide a common look for libraries that target the common language runtime. This reduces the time that is required for to learn a new software library, and increases customer confidence that the library was developed by someone who has expertise in developing managed code.

How to Fix Violations

To fix a violation of this rule, remove the type name prefix from the enumeration member.

When to Suppress Warnings

Do not suppress a warning from this rule.

Example

The following example shows an incorrectly named enumeration followed by the corrected version.

using namespace System;

namespace NamingLibrary
{
   public enum class DigitalImageMode
   {
      DigitalImageModeBitmap = 0,
      DigitalImageModeGrayscale = 1,
      DigitalImageModeIndexed = 2,
      DigitalImageModeRGB = 3
   };

   public enum class DigitalImageMode2
   {
      Bitmap = 0,
      Grayscale = 1,
      Indexed = 2,
      RGB = 3
   };
}
using System;

namespace NamingLibrary
{
   public enum DigitalImageMode
   {
      DigitalImageModeBitmap = 0,
      DigitalImageModeGrayscale = 1,
      DigitalImageModeIndexed = 2,
      DigitalImageModeRGB = 3
   }

   public enum DigitalImageMode2
   {
      Bitmap = 0,
      Grayscale = 1,
      Indexed = 2,
      RGB = 3
   }
}
Imports System

Namespace NamingLibrary

   Enum DigitalImageMode

      DigitalImageModeBitmap = 0
      DigitalImageModeGrayscale = 1
      DigitalImageModeIndexed = 2
      DigitalImageModeRGB = 3

   End Enum

   Enum DigitalImageMode2

      Bitmap = 0
      Grayscale = 1
      Indexed = 2
      RGB = 3

   End Enum

End Namespace

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See Also

System.Enum