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Code Analyzer or Unit Test suite for .NET

Any body has worked with MS FXCop or Parasoft.TEST ? Or similar products ?

Thursday, October 23, 2003

I've used FxCop.

If you want to be that pedantic about how you name your methods and such, then FxCop is for you. I found it a little bit like using Lint, which was mostly just noisy and annoying. A lot of people swear by FxCop, though. *shrug*

For unit testing, I use NUnit.

Brad Wilson (
Friday, October 24, 2003

The cool thing about FxCop is that you can customize the 'errors' it founds and use only what you need.

The ability to check if an assembly is CLS Compliant is the one I find most useful when thinking about multilanguage development (people coding VB.NET that uses assemblies built in C# and the other way around).

You can even create your own constraint classes in a completly object oriented way. You might add a check to enforce that 'Juior Developers should never write code marked unsafe but Senior Developers can." based on metadata and custom attributes.

Another C# developer
Friday, October 24, 2003

JOS foum certainly needs a 'chek your spelling' screen when posting. =)

Another C# developer
Friday, October 24, 2003

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