Why is this an issue?
There is no good excuse for an empty class. If it’s being used simply as a common extension point, it should be replaced with an
Interface. If it was stubbed in as a placeholder for future development it should be fleshed-out. In any other case, it should be
Noncompliant code example
Public Class Empty ' Noncompliant
Public Interface IEmpty
Partial classes are ignored entirely, as they are often used with Source Generators. Subclasses of System.Exception are ignored, as even an empty
Exception class can provide useful information by its type name alone. Subclasses of System.Attribute are ignored, as well as classes which are
annotated with attributes. Subclasses of generic classes are ignored, as even when empty they can be used for type specialization. Subclasses of
certain framework types - like the PageModel class used in ASP.NET Core Razor Pages - are also ignored.
Public Class EmptyPageModel ' Compliant - an empty PageModel can be fully functional, the VB code can be in the vbhtml file