FxCop forum launched

Written on July 29, 2005

Since the beginning of this month, Microsoft has launched the FxCop Forum @MSDN-Forums.

FxCop is a code analysis tool that checks .NET managed code assemblies for conformance to the Microsoft .NET Framework Design Guidelines. It uses reflection, MSIL parsing, and callgraph analysis to inspect assemblies for more than 200 defects in the following areas:

  • Library design
  • Localization
  • Naming conventions
  • Performance
  • Security

FxCop includes both GUI and command line versions of the tool, as well as an SDK to create custom rules.