C# code Analysis using visual studio 2010 and FxCop

FxCop, an abbreviation “Framework Police,” is a rules-based engine that checks managed code assemblies for Microsoft’s .NET Framework design guidelines and custom guidelines. FxCop is a rule based engine which helps the development team to follow best practices of the .NET platform and development standards

Download: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6544

Step by steps on how to use: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/78599/How-to-Use-FxCop

FxCop Integrator allows to integrate stand-alone FxCop and Code Metrics PoewrTool into VS2010. You can analysis your source code on VS2010 Pro.




SharePoint 2010 Code Documentation using SandCastle and Visual Studio 2010

SharePoint 2010 Code Documentation   using SandCastle and Visual Studio 2010

In this post I’ll show you, how you can create a documention of your code. In the past ndoc was the tool to create code docus but the project seems to be dead. Therefore we use SandCastle, a freeware tool, that is also used by Microsoft to create Code-Documentations.
Here is the reference of the comments within visual studio:

First of all you need to install these things in the given order.
Before you can create the code documentation, you have to create the documentation XML in Visual Studio. Therefore open your solution. Open the properties of a project within the solution.
Now in the build tab check the “XML Documentation File”. The xml is now generated in the \bin\Debug folder. Of couse you can enter your own path if necessary.
Now rebuild your solution and check if a xml file exists beside the newly created dll.
The next steps are to open the GUI (SandCastel Help File Builder) and create a new project. You should find the gui in your start menu > programs.
I don’t want to reinvent the whell therefore, I forward you to some other sites. These sites can explain the next steps certainly better than I can. If you choose the Step by Step Tutorial, you can now start by step 4.