Documentation Rules


The Xml header documentation for a C# code element contains an empty tag.

Rule Description

C# syntax provides a mechanism for inserting documentation for classes and elements directly into the code, through the use of Xml documentation headers. For an introduction to these headers and a description of the header syntax, see the following article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc302121.aspx.

A violation of this rule occurs when the documentation header for an element contains an empty tag. For example:

    /// <summary>

    /// Joins a first name and a last name together into a single string.

    /// </summary>

    /// <param name="firstName"> </param>

    /// <param name="lastName">Part of the name.</param>

    /// <returns>The joined names.</returns>

    public string JoinNames(string firstName, string lastName)




How to Fix Violations

To fix a violation of this rule, add documentation text within the empty tag.