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Latest version: 1.1.0
Added 2008-02-25

C# code style validation plugin for ReSharper.

Features include:
- Naming convention validation
- XML comment validation
- XML comment, string literals, identifiers and resources (.resx files) spell checking
- Smart paste

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NDepend

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Author: Patrick Smacchia

Latest version: 3.0
Added 2004-04-27Updated 2010-05-05

Analyses an application's assemblies and generates reports containing design quality metrics, warnings and diagrams.
NDepend allows you to measure the quality of a design in terms of its extensibility, reusability and maintainability to manage and control the assembliesĺ dependencies of your .NET applications. Moreover, NDepend helps you to get a view of the topology of your application, both at component and at type level.

Features include:
- Code Query Language (CQL): NDepend considers your code as a database and CQL allows to query and check some assertions on this database. CQL allows you to write: Code quality constraints, Naming constraints, Encapsulation constraints, Queries on the graph of dependencies, Queries on the inheritance tree, Design constraints, Queries to get the biggest or smallest code elements according to almost 30 metrics.
- Compare builds
- 82 code metrics
- Manage complexity and dependencies
- Detect dependency cycles
- Harness test coverage data
- Enforce immutability and purity
- Warnings about the health of your build process
- Generate custom report from your build process
- Diagrams and interactive code dependencies graphs
- Facilities to cope with real-world environment
- Visual Studio integration (2010, 2008, 2005)
- .NET Reflector integration with disassembly comparison

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Universal Report

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Author: Universal Software

Latest version: 6.0
Added 2004-12-21

Generic reverse engineering software for analysis and automatic documentation of source codes (program/header/form files).
Universal Report's goal is to analyse and generate a structured and formatted overview of a given set of program codes. A session can be achieved either in a step-by-step way or in a completely automatic way.
Universal Report is not focused on a specific programming language (will run with codes in Basic, C, C++, Fortran, Java, Matlab, Pascal, Visual Basic, Borland C++ Builder, Delphi, Kylix, Visual C++, Visual Basic .Net, Visual C#, Visual J++, etc....), and you can get reports in several common formats (text, latex, html) and languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian). The universality is due to heuristics that use programming languages intersection as well as possible, and examine further specific points. The tool is parameterizable both in the behavior point of view and the quality of the outputs. Moreover, some additional features are available, including spell checking, general pattern research, automatic information extraction, automatic code formating, glossary generator, graphics generator, routines reviewing system, protection with password, and more.

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CodeIt.Right

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers, Refactoring

Author: SubMain

Latest version: 1.0.07268 (Beta 2)
Added 2007-10-19

Static code analysis and automatic refactoring tool.
CodeIt.Right analyzes source code for more than 100 violations, including: Design of your .NET types and assemblies, naming conventions, performance, proper usage of the .NET Framework, security.

Features include:
- Rule set based on Microsoft .NET Guidelines, Framework Design Guidelines and best practices
- Auto correct violations; Automagical refactoring to patterns
- Profile editor: tweak the rules to your team requirements or suppress the ones you don't need
- Configurable rules; Custom rules
- Multiple profiles: group rules the way you want and quickly switch between profiles
- Exclude violations, rules and project files for a solution
- Correct a single violation or all of them at once
- Source code analysis: no need to compile your code to check it for conformance to the design guidelines
- Quickly navigate to violation source code: just double click the violation
- Integration with VS 2005 and VS 2003
- Export violations report to Excel

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StyleCop

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Author: Microsoft

Latest version: 4.4
Added 2008-05-23Updated 2010-07-26

StyleCop, also known as Source Analysis, analyzes C# source code to enforce a set of best practice style and consistency rules.

Source Analysis is similar in many ways to FxCop, but FxCop performs its analysis on compiled binaries, while Source Analysis analyzes the source code directly. For this reason, FxCop focuses more on the design of the code, while Source Analysis focuses on layout, readability and documentation. Most of that information is stripped away during the compilation process, and thus cannot be analyzed by FxCop.

Source Analysis comes with a set of default rules analyzers covering approximately 200 best practice rules. These rules are full compatible with the default layout settings in Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008.

Specifically, these rules cover the following, in no particular order:
- Layout of elements, statements, expressions, and query clauses
- Placement of curly brackets, parenthesis, square brackets, etc
- Spacing around keywords and operator symbols
- Line spacing
- Placement of method parameters within method declarations or method calls
- Standard ordering of elements within a class
- Formatting of documentation within element headers and file headers
- Naming of elements, fields and variables
- Use of the built-in types
- Use of access modifiers
- Allowed contents of files
- Debugging text

After installation, Source Analysis can be run from within the Visual Studio IDE, and can also be integrated into MSBuild-based command line builds.

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Code Analyzer

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Author: Ivan Zderadicka

Latest version: beta
Added 2003-05-20

Tool that enables programmers and QA managers to check C# source for compliance with coding standards and best practices.
Code analyzer enables to define your own "policy", which consists of set of rules that define how the code should look like. Rules may relate to different aspects of the code like naming of elements, organization of the code, commenting of the code, using of namespaces and more. Rules are organized in a navigable hierarchy and you can select which rules you want to use. Rules are extensible. With Code Analyzer Rules SDK you can develop your own rules of any kind. Rules can be written in any .NET language and compiled to assembly, which can be included into Code Analyzer policy.

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Total .NET Analyzer

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Author: FMS

Latest version: 1.1
Added 2003-05-20Updated 2005-03-22

Scans your projects for hidden bugs, unused code, performance issues and more.

Features include:
- Avoid .NET Traps and Hidden Bugs: Detect references to inefficient legacy Visual Basic functions; Identify use of CType instead of DirectCast for conversions; Find incorrect event handler syntax; Locate redundant cast operations.
- Improve Performance: Detect "unused code"; Find fields and variables whose scope can be tightened to optimize performance; Find non-optimal arrays; Discover where the StringBuilder class can be used to increase performance; Detect inefficient boxing and unboxing operations.
- Learn .NET Best Practices: Find references to the Visual Basic Runtime library; Detect legacy Visual Basic error handling.
- Simplify Code Management: Find standards violations; Detect unnecessary code.
- Supports Visual Basic .NET and C# code.
- Integrated in the Visual Studio .NET IDE with results in a tab window.
- Real-time analysis in the background.
- Options to specify which rules to detect.
- Output results to reports.
- over 150 types of issues detected.

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Nitriq

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Author: Nimble Software Professionals

Latest version: 1.0
Added 2010-09-13

Helps developers better understand and refine their code base.
With Nitriq, you'll find types and methods that should be refactored. You'll be able to create custom metrics and enforce best practices.

Features include:
- Analyze and query your code using LINQ
- Visualize your code with treemaps
- Query results display hierarchically
- A console edition can monitor your code on your build server
- Over 40 pre-written rules included

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CAT.NET

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers, Security

Author: Microsoft

Latest version: 1.0 CTP
Added 2008-12-15

Binary code analysis tool that helps identify common variants of certain prevailing vulnerabilities that can give rise to common attack vectors such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection and XPath Injection.

CAT.NET (Code Analysis Tool .NET) is a snap-in to the Visual Studio IDE that helps you identify security flaws within a managed code application you are developing. It does so by scanning the binary and/or assembly of the application, and tracing the data flow among its statements, methods, and assemblies. This includes indirect data types such as property assignments and instance tainting operations. The engine works by reading the target assembly and all reference assemblies used in the application - module-by-module - and then analyzing all of the methods contained within each. It finally displays the issues its finds in a list that you can use to jump directly to the places in your application's source code where those issues were found.
Supported rules :
- Cross Site Scripting
- SQL Injection
- Process Command Injection
- File Canonicalization
- Exception Information
- LDAP Injection
- XPATH Injection
- Redirection to User Controlled Site

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Author: Schneider Software

Latest version: 1.3.0.0
Added 2008-01-24

Small utility (GUI and console) used to compare two versions of a .NET API/library.

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Resource Standard Metrics

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Author: M Squared Technologies

Latest version: 6.60
Added 2005-05-04

Resource Standard Metrics (RSM) performs source code metrics and quality analysis for C, C++, C# and Java in any operating system.

Features include:
- Analyze lines of code and derive function points
- Logic complexity
- Object metrics and inheritance
- Functional and file metrics
- Quality check against more than 50 known style and logic problems compilers miss - Create metrics/analysis reports in XHTML, CSV, or Text format.
- Perform code peer reviews and enforce coding standards.
- Perform metrics differentials between two code baselines to determine the degree of code change over time.
- Command line to script and integrate into configuration managers and IDEs including ClearCase, Eclipse, JBuilder, and Visual Studio.
- Windows GUI Wizard.
- C# metrics and analysis and user defined quality analysis using regular expressions.

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Exception Hunter

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers, Profiling - Debugging

Author: Red Gate Software

Latest version: 2.1
Added 2008-08-07Updated 2011-01-07

Analyzes your .NET assembly for possible exceptions.
Exception Hunter is an analysis tool that finds and reports the set of possible exceptions your functions might throw ľ before you ship. With it, you can locate unhandled exceptions, down to the line of code that is throwing the exceptions.

Features include:
- Analysis engine for predicting the possible set of exceptions that can be thrown by a function
- Directly analyze ASP.NET applications. It is possible to analyze web applications using their .aspx file, avoiding a complicated process to compile the ASP.NET code.
- Find your method by using the navigation bar, which allows you to drill from assembly down to method level
- List of unhandled exceptions and their stack traces to see the different situations in which these exceptions were thrown
- View the source of methods, to show which lines throw which exceptions
- Choose to display only documented exceptions
- Run Exception Hunter locally on a development PC
- Generate reports from Exception Hunter's UI (without needing to go through the command-line)

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VS Law .NET

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Author: Visible Progress Technologies

Latest version: 1.0
Added 2005-07-09

Coding standards creation and enforcement tool for VB.NET source code.
VS Law .NET consists of a rule editor allowing the creation and maintenance of custom coding standards and a code review add-in that integrates with Visual Studio .NET 2002/2003. It comes supplied with more than 150 rules.

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers, IDEs - IDE add-ins, Refactoring

Author: Anticipating Minds

Latest version: 2.1.102.0
Added 2004-06-06Updated 2004-10-07

Refactoring tool coupled with a C# code analyzer that can find and help you quickly fix issues.
Features include:
- Visual Studio .NET integration
- Issue detection and correction
- Create your own standards
- C# best practices for threading, exception handling, instrumentation, naming conventions, design, .NET usage and performance
- Free community edition
- Professional edition trial license available

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Code Style Enforcer

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Author: Joel FjordÚn

Latest version: 2.0
Added 2006-10-06

Plug-in for Visual Studio that checks the code against a configurable code standard and best practices.
Code Style Enforcer is developed for C#, but some of the rules will also work for VB .NET, though not tested. The code standard is configurable with the following rules:
- Name rules, where it is possible to have different rules for different members, i.e. fields, constants, variables, methods, properties and so on.
- Visibility rules, where you can specify the visibility that is valid for different members. It is also possible to specify that the visibility has to be specified explicitly.
- Implementation rules, where it is possible to specify that interface implementations are to be made explicitly or implicitly.

The default rules are based on the C# Coding Standard from IDesign.

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Code Auditor

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Author: SSW

Utility to automate code reviews.
SSW Code Auditor allows you to scan projects for coding errors and verifying that coding standards are maintained.

Features include:
- works against source code and text files
- supports custom rules using regular expressions
- integrates with Visual Studio 2003 and 2005
- integrates with VSTS

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers, Code coverage, Profiling - Debugging

Author: Micro Focus

Latest version: 9.0
Added 2004-03-18Updated 2008-12-21

Detects and analyzes runtime errors, pinpoints performance bottlenecks and verifies test coverage.

Features include:
- Error detection
- Code coverage analysis
- Performance analysis
- Integrated reporting
- System comparison with SnapshotSDK
- Visual Studio integration
- Can be integrated into automated testing and nightly build processes through a command-line interface
- Helps native Visual C++ developers interface with managed .NET code by monitoring native application calls that cross the managed boundary into .NET code. It provides information on the frequency of crossed boundaries to help developers determine when native code should be migrated to .NET code. It also tracks errors in native code that can cause problems in managed code such as finalizer problems and unhandled exceptions thrown across boundaries.

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Atomiq

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Author: Nimble Software Professionals

Latest version: 1.0
Added 2010-09-13

Tool for developers to find and eliminate duplicate code.
Atomiq is designed for .NET developers, but works equally well for developers of other languages and even web designers.
Atomiq works with C#, VB.NET, ASPX, Ruby, Python, Java, C, C++, ActionScript, and XAML.
Atomiq doesn't just find exact matches, it finds similar code. It ignores "fluff" like whitespace, string content, curly braces, comments and using/import statements so you can find the duplicate code that causes problems. In VB.NET, it will also ignore lines that contain only "Next", "End While", "End Try", "End If", "End Property", "End Get" and "End Set".

Features include:
- Search your code for duplications
- Get instant feedback on analysis results
- Quick similarity statistics
- Navigation to points of duplication
- Visual cues determine locations of duplicate code
- A wheel view diagrams the repetitions and how they relate to each other in your code
- Immediately open files for editing

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Simian

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Author: RedHill Consulting

Latest version: 2.2.8
Added 2004-01-28Updated 2005-04-12

Simian (Similarity Analyser) identifies duplication in Java, C#, C, C++, COBOL, Ruby, JSP, HTML, XML and Visual Basic source code. Simian can also be used on any human readable files such as plain text files.
Especially on large enterprise projects, it can be difficult for any one developer to keep track of all the features (classes, methods, etc.) of the system. Simian can be used as part of the build process during development or as a guide when re-factoring. Think of Simian as an independent pair of eyes that will assist in raising the quality of your software.

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BitDiffer

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Author: bitwidgets

Latest version: 1.3.0.8
Added 2008-01-24

Assembly comparison tool.
BitDiffer allows you to compare multiple versions of assemblies for all types of changes and drill down to find the smallest changes, public or private.

Features include:
- View changes in a GUI interface, which highlights breaking changes and publicly visible changes. Browse through the grid of changes in order to determine their impact, or export reports to keep a record.
- Compare implementation of methods and properties, not just the declarations. You can compare protected, internal and private items as well as just the exported public types.
- Will catalog and compare: classes, interfaces, properties, fields, methods, attributes, events, assembly attributes
- Compare across time. You can also load up a series of versions and review them side-by-side to see how they all changed across time.
- Load assemblies with the strong name from different locations and compare across them.
- Compare entire directories of assemblies at once, to perform complete build comparisons in one click.
- Command-line support

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Sotograph

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Author: Software-Tomography

Latest version: 2.5
Added 2007-01-23

Software analysis workbench.
Sotograph supports continuous architecture management, monitoring of internal software quality, comprehension of complex software systems and re-engineering.

Features include:
- stores the structural information about a software system into a central repository. This information is then used for visualization and analysis such as structure, dependency, cycle, quality, what-if and impact analysis on different abstraction levels.
- determines for the entire software system where the source code does not correspond to the designed architecture
- can localize and visualize illegal relationships from the architecture level down to the source code
- can manage information about several versions of a software system
- able to analyze Java, C# and C/C++ software

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SourceMonitor

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Author: Campwood Software

Latest version: 2.0.4.7
Added 2004-04-15Updated 2005-03-18

Lets you see inside your software source code to find out how much code you have and to identify the relative complexity of your modules. For example, you can use SourceMonitor to identify the code that is most likely to contain defects and thus warrants formal review.
Features:
- Collects metrics in a single pass through source files.
- Measures metrics for source code written in C++, C, C#, Java, Delphi, Visual Basic or HTML.
- Saves metrics in checkpoints for comparison during software development projects.
- Displays and prints metrics in tables and charts.
- Operates within a Windows GUI or inside your scripts using XML command files.
- Exports metrics to XML or CSV files for further processing with other tools.

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Tools for Framework Architecture Verification

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers, Object browsing - Assembly viewers

Author: Microsoft

Latest version: 0.1
Added 2008-08-13

Suite of tools primarily aimed at validating the architecture of a framework.

Included tools:
- Deps: produces dependency diagrams between assemblies, based both on implementation, as well as API-only. It also carries out cycle detection analysis. The tool additionally outputs some general-interest statistics (e.g. number of types, number of members, etc).
- Layering: verifies that a layering and grouping diagram is indeed satisfied by a set of assemblies.
- PotentialCallers: lists all the methods that call, directly or indirectly, a set of methods.

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DevPartner Studio Professional Edition

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers, Code coverage, Profiling - Debugging

Author: Micro Focus

Latest version: 9.0
Added 2003-05-20Updated 2008-12-21

Detects and diagnoses software defects and performance problems, providing built-in expert coding advice, coding standards and best practices to improve development skills and ensure software reliability and performance.

Features include:
- Source code review
- Security scanning
- Error detection and diagnosis
- Memory analysis
- Code coverage analysis
- Performance analysis
- Performance Expert
- Integrated reporting
- Integration with Visual Studio

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Author: TIOBE Software

Latest version: 2.1.3
Added 2006-03-01

Configurable code checker for C#.
It is possible to let ClockSharp check your C# code according to the Philips C# coding standard or configure it to your own needs. ClockSharp checks more than 50 programming rules. It can be executed as a command-line tool, but it is also integrated into Visual Studio .NET 2003 and 2005.

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Lattix LDM for .NET

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Author: Lattix

Latest version: 5.6.1
Added 2006-10-03Updated 2010-05-06

Enables you to analyze the architecture of your .NET application in terms of the system elements and their relationships (exe, dlls, namespaces, classes, methods, etc.)

Lattix LDM allows you to analyze your architecture, edit the structure to create what-if and should-be architectures, and then create design rules to formalize and communicate that architecture to your development organization. Lattix LDM uses a dependency-matrix approach to obtain information about an application. It displays the matrix and lets users conceptually reorganize the layers and packaging structure. Continual monitoring of an application for structural deterioration is also enabled; thereby allowing remedial action to be taken before the problem escalates to a major maintenance problem.
Lattix LDM offers a GUI as well as a command line options to facilitate integration with build tools or IDEs.

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devMetrics

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers, IDEs - IDE add-ins

Author: Anticipating Minds

Latest version: 2.0.45.0
Added 2004-06-06Updated 2004-11-22

Analysis tool that gathers software metrics on C# code such as lines of code, number of classes, cyclomatic complexity and more.
devMetrics integrates with Visual Studio .NET and runs as a stand-alone command line utility for build integration.
Version 2.0 offers an SDK that allows you to develop your own metrics and reports. A free Community Edition is available.

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FxCop

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Author: Microsoft

Latest version: 10.0
Added 2003-05-20Updated 2011-04-02

Graphical User Interface and command line tools for performing static code analysis of .NET code.
FxCop provides hundreds of rules that perform various types of analysis: Design, Globalization, Interoperability, Maintainability, Mobility, Naming, Performance, Portability, Reliability, Security, Usage.

The FxCop functionality is fully integrated into Visual Studio 2010 Premium and Ultimate editions.

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NCover

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers, Code coverage

Author: Gnoso

Latest version: 3.0.20
Added 2004-01-20Updated 2009-05-11

Code coverage analysis tool that uses the profiling API to give line-by-line code coverage statistics.

Features include:
- Supports any .NET language, because the analysis is done at the .NET runtime layer. Tested with C#, VB.NET, Managed C++, J#, MSIL, and Boo.
- 64-bit support
- NCoverExplorer: tool for analysis of NCover profiling data
- No special builds required
- Sequence point coverage reporting; Branch coverage reporting
- XML coverage data output
- NAnt/MSBuild/CC.Net integration
- Select assemblies to profile; Attribute-based exclusion; Auto exclusion of compiler-generated code
- Exclusion through regular expressions
- IIS (ASP.NET) and Windows service profiling

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Clone Detective for Visual Studio

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers

Latest version: 1.0.0.0
Added 2008-09-18

Visual Studio add-in that allows you to analyze C# projects for duplicate source code.

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ReSharper

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers, Decompilation, IDEs - IDE add-ins, Refactoring, Testing

Author: JetBrains

Latest version: 6.0
Added 2004-02-27Updated 2011-08-19

Add-in for Visual Studio that provides coding assistance, navigation helpers, on-the-fly error highlighting and quick error correction, as well as support for code refactoring or unit testing features.

Features include:
- Supports C#, VB.NET, XAML, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript, CSS, and XML
- Syntax and error highlighting
- Error quick-fixes
- Refactoring
- Navigation
- Code assistance, code completion, code formatting
- Code generation
- Decompiling
- Search
- Live templates
- ASP.NET editing
- NAnt and MSBuild scripts editing
- Supports Visual Studio 2010/2008/2005/2003, C# (up to version 4), VB.NET (up to version 10)

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Standards Master 2004

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Author: FlexiSoft Solutions

Latest version: 1.0.2.2
Added 2004-06-24Updated 2004-08-02

Add-in for Visual Studio .NET that provides coding standards enforcement.
Standards Master 2004 supports VB.NET, C# and J#.
Key features:
- Naming convention enforcement
- Code commenting help
- Formatting Options

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Author: Microsoft

Dynamic analysis framework for .NET.
ExtendedReflection is a library that offers functionality that extends the standard reflection library, and also lifts the unmanaged CLR profiling API into the managed world.

ExtendedReflection helps you build runtime analysis tools for .NET. It takes care of instrumenting MSIL bodies at runtime and exposes more than 200 .NET callbacks, such as method enter/exit, argument values or field writes. ExtendedReflection also enables redirection of arbitrary method calls.

With ExtendedReflection, you can write dynamic analysis tools without having to understand the low-level CLR internals.

ExtendedReflection sits on top of the .NET Profiling API.

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Klocwork Insight

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Author: Klocwork

C# static source code analysis tool.

Features include:
- Code analysis from within Visual Studio 2008
- Find critical bugs and security vulnerabilities
- Architecture and code visualization
- Extensibility framework: Developers can write their own style or path analysis checkers to meet specific coding or organizational requirements
- Reporting

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TeamCity

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Categories: Builds, Code analysis - Standards verifiers, Code coverage, Testing

Author: JetBrains

Latest version: 5.1
Added 2006-07-21Updated 2010-06-09

IDE-independent integrated team environment.
TeamCity automates and coordinates key collaborative processes to eliminate manual systems and delays, providing integration with multiple build and test tools, real-time unit test frequency, server-side inspections and code coverage analysis.

Features include:
- continuous integration and testing
- server-side code analysis
- build management
- automated team communication
- code coverage analysis and reporting
- web-based interface and project dashboard
- extensibility
- IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse and Visual Studio integration
- pre-tested (delayed) commit
- remote run for personal builds

Supported environments:
- Ant, Maven, NAnt, MSBuild
- Having an IntelliJ IDEA project or a Visual Studio solution, you can build your application with TeamCity, even without providing a build script
- Supports JUnit and NUnit
- Integrates with Perforce, CVS, Subversion, Visual SourceSafe, StarTeam

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Vil

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers

Author: 1bot.com

Latest version: 1.1
Added 2004-04-20Updated 2004-06-25

Provides metrics, visualization, querying, and analysis of .NET assemblies, classes, and methods for all .NET languages, including C# and Visual Basic.NET.
Vil inspects .NET DLL's and EXE's and provides means of rapidly filtering and sorting through thousands of classes and methods in multiple assemblies to find code meeting specific criteria, or generate bulk reports.

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Project Analyzer

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers

Author: Aivosto

Latest version: 8
Added 2007-02-19

Code review and quality control tool for Visual Basic.
Project Analyzer helps you to understand your Visual Basic, VB.NET and VBA projects.

Features include:
- optimize and enforce programming standards
- generate code documentation and diagrams
- surf your code in hypertext
- list cross-references
- analyze the impact of changes
- find and delete unused code, duplicated blocks and bad coding
- review class design
- view 180 software metrics
- compatible with Visual Basic classic versions 3.0 to 6.0, VB.NET 2002/2003/2005, VBA (Office 2000/XP/2003, VBA Plug required)

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MoMA

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers

Author: Novell

Latest version: 2.5.1
Added 2006-12-13

The Mono Migration Analyzer (MoMA) tool helps you identify issues you may have when porting your .NET applications to Mono. It helps pinpoint platform specific calls (P/Invoke) and areas that are not yet supported by the Mono project.
While MoMA can help show potential issues, there are many complex factors that cannot be covered by a simple tool. MoMA may fail to point out areas that will cause problems, and may point out areas which will not actually be an issue. The results provided can be used as a guide to get you started on porting your application, but the true test is actually running your application on Mono.

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Guidance Explorer

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers, Miscellaneous

Author: Microsoft

Latest version: 20080124
Added 2007-01-12Updated 2008-02-17

Tool that enables discovery, composition and consumption of development guidance.
Guidance Explorer installs with a connection to the Microsoft Patterns & Practices guidance library including performance and security topics for .NET, ASP.NET, and ADO.NET applications. The guidance library contains a variety of guidance types including checklists and guidelines covering design, implementation and deployment topics.

Usage scenarios:
- Find relevant patterns & practices guidance
- Build customized checklists for your development scenarios
- Build customized guidelines for your development scenarios
- You can build custom sets of guidance and share with your team as recommended practice.

Includes:
- Guidance Explorer: smart client that allows browsing local or remote libraries from a Windows Forms client application.
- Guidance Explorer Web Edition: allows a user to browse guidance from the online store. Unlike the smart client it is a read-only view on guidance.
- Online Guidance Store: provides a mechanism for publishing to, and sharing from, a guidance library on the web. It is a web service interface backed by a SQL Server 2005 database.
- Guidance Explorer Authoring Toolkit: stripped down version of Guidance Explorer that does not come with a guidance library and includes just the basic guidance types.

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NCover (SourceForge)

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers, Code coverage, Testing

Author: Giles Cope

Latest version: 1.0 RC2
Added 2004-01-20Updated 2004-06-25

Tool to tell you how much of your program is covered by your automatic tests. Instruments source code prior to running unit tests to establish test coverage.
Integrates with Nant, for use with continuous integration builds.

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JustCode!

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers

Author: Omnicore Software

Latest version: 1.1
Added 2005-11-17Updated 2006-06-05

Productivity add-in that enhances Visual Studio with solution-wide on-the-fly error checking, code navigation features, refactoring and other coding tools for C#, J# and VB.NET, HTML, ASP.NET and Javascript.

JustCode! detects errors throughout the current solution in real time, like a background compiler. The code analysis engine is designed to work incrementally in the background. Whenever the code is changed the error results are made available almost immediately so that one can see how changes in a file affect other files.

Features include:
- Code assistance: on-the-fly error checking of the whole solution; Various status indicators; On-the-fly DLL to source conversion (signature and doc); ...
- Navigation: Find usages; Find sub classes; Find inheritors; ...
- Coding features: code templates; Rename variable, property, method, field, class; Create property on field; Organize usings; ...
- Cross-language code analysis engine: C#, J# and Visual Basic.NET are supported.
- Supports Visual Studio 2003 and 2005.

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Framework Design Studio

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers

Latest version: 1.1.2 Build 20080403
Added 2008-04-07

Set of tools for reusable library designers.
The package contains a GUI tool for viewing, reviewing, and comparing versions of managed APIs. It also contains a command line tool for generating API diff reports.

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SYNtacTICS

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers

Author: Synspace

Tool for the automatic verification of coding standards.
SYNtacTICS is a static code analysis tool that allows you to check your code against bad programming constructs and incorrect language usage that are likely to generate errors often very difficult to identify at a later stage.
The tool is coupled with a database that allows you to monitor the quality of your code. A beautifier also helps you in the correction of errors.
Integrated as a plug-in into Visual Studio .NET. It can also be executed from the command line in a DOS window. It analyses C, C++, C#, Java, MFC/COM and IDL files, and can be extended to parse any other language.

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C# Source Code Metrics

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers, Profiling - Debugging

Author: Semantic Designs

Latest version: Beta
Added 2003-12-19

Computes a number of useful metrics for C# program source code suites.

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McCabe IQ

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Categories: Code analysis - Standards verifiers, Code coverage

Author: McCabe Software

Interactive, visual environment for managing software quality through static analysis and test/code coverage.
McCabeIQ comes in three editions: Developers, Test Team, Enterprise.

Features include:
- Software metrics: McCabe Cyclomatic Complexity; McCabe Essential Complexity; Module Design Complexity; Integration Complexity; Lines of Code; Halstead.
- Color-coded structure Battlemaps, scatter plot diagrams, and flow graphs
- Metric Trend Reports: track a system's metric values over time to document the progress made in improving the overall stability and quality of the project
- Customized reporting
- Plan software testing resources in advance, identifying test paths and the number of tests required
- Code coverage
- McCabe Compare: helps you locate redundant code so you can either delete or reengineer it
- McCabe Data: track data use within your programs and anticipate complexity
- McCabe Change: identify the modules in your program that have changed since the first time you parsed your code
- McCabe Slice: uncover your programĺs internal architecture
- Supports Ada, ASM86/95, C, C#, C++.NET, C++, Cobol, Fortran, Java, JSP, Perl, PL1, VB, VB.NET
- Enterprise Edition provides all the functionality of the Developers and Test Team Editions. In addition, it provides enterprise reporting, reengineering capabilities, change analysis, and secure web-enabled test data collection.

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