FxCop 1.36 Released!

We are pleased to announce that we’ve released the next version of FxCop. This release has a number of changes since FxCop 1.36 Beta 2, including, but not limited to, the following: Bug fixes that reduce noise, missing analysis and rule crashes. New portability rule: Use Only API from Targeted Framework.  This rule will fire when…

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What happened to the download and documentation of FxCop 1.35?

Update: You can now download FxCop 1.35 directly from MSDN Code Gallery.  As you many you have well noticed, GotDotNet was officially retired last month now that the last of its functionality was superceded by MSDN Code Gallery. Unfortunately, at the same time, the FxCop team page, the download for FxCop 1.35 and the rule documentation was…

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Free 'Writing Quality Code' e-book (with information on both Native and Managed Code Analysis)

Some of the local Australian developers have got together and written a e-book on Writing Quality Code with Visual Studio Team System. It contains chapters on both Native and Managed Code Analysis, as well unit and web testing, performance-tuning and custom check-in policies. You can download the e-book from here (you will need to install the reader first)….

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Free sample book chapter on Managed Code Analysis

SearchVB.com is offering  a free sample chapter on Managed Code Analysis from the book Professional Visual Studio Team System (co-written by fellow Team System colleague Noah Coad). Chapter 8, Managed Code Analysis, focuses on how to use Team System’s Static Code Analysis tool for C# or VB.NET code. This tool checks code for adherence to Microsoft’s…

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And now back to your regularly scheduled FxCop documentation...

As a lot of you noticed, just before Christmas all of our rule documentation links broke from within FxCop. Unfortunately, due to the timing (and with the required people on holidays), we could not get this fixed as soon as we had hoped. However, as of early this week, the documentation should be back up and running. We apologise profusely and…

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How would you rate the usefulness of this content? [David Kean]

At Microsoft, we have a number of internal tools and websites that help improve our interaction with the community. One such site at our disposal is a tool that helps us browse feedback provided about MSDN Library topics. This feedback, which at times can be very telling, is provided via a rating scale and comments text box at the bottom of each page…

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FxCop 1.35 rule documentation now on MSDN Wiki [David Kean]

One thing you might notice from today when you fire up FxCop 1.35, is that the rule URLs are now redirecting to the new MSDN Library Wiki as opposed to the old docs on GotDotNet. To see this in action, try the following: Open FxCop 1.35 Choose Windows -> Rules Expand the Naming Rules node and…

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TIP: Get more information about a rule/warning within Visual Studio [David Kean]

Did you know you can get more information about a particular rule/warning within Visual Studio; including its description, information on how to fix it, whether or not it is considered a breaking change, when or when not to suppress it and code samples? To do this for a particular warning in the Error List: Right-click…

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