Friday, January 04, 2019

Sonar Source rule 3906 Event Handlers should have the correct signature

Sonar Source code static analysis rule RSPEC-3906 states:
Delegate event handlers (i.e. delegates used as type of an event) should have a very specific signature:
  • Return type void.
  • First argument of type System.Object and named 'sender'.
  • Second argument of type System.EventArgs (or any derived type) and is named 'e'.


The problem was that I was getting the warning on a simple event declared as EventHandler<TEventArgs>. Going to its source code page revealed the reason in a comment: // Removed TEventArgs constraint post-.NET 4.

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