Visual Studio offers the ability to measure your code’s complexity and maintainability with the Code Metrics window. See the MSDN documentation for more information. In the distant past (circa 2011), we introduced a PowerTool that allows you to gather these same measurements from the command-line. This enables straightforward integration of these metrics into the build process.
Each new release of Visual Studio requires a corresponding update of the Code Metrics PowerTool. We are pleased to announce that the Code Metrics PowerTool for Visual Studio 2013 is available on Microsoft Download Center. If you’ve been using one of the previous versions of the Code Metrics PowerTool with Visual Studio 2010 or with Visual Studio 2012, and are looking to upgrade to Visual Studio 2013, you’ll need the latest version of the Code Metrics PowerTool as well.
Do you use the Code Metrics PowerTool? If you’d like us to continue releasing updates of this PowerTool for new versions of Visual Studio, leave us a comment and let us know why it’s important to you. In addition, as always, your feedback is welcome in our MSDN Visual Studio Diagnostics Forum.