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C# Code Checker

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Does anyone know if there is a C# code checker that will spot any (or
preferably all) of the following:
- Unused parameters in functions;
- Unused functions;
- Wrong scope (of functions, variables, enums, etc.,) e.g. can their scope
be reduced from public to protected or private.

Thanks, Paul
Nov 24 '07 #1
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Paul Jones <no****@nomail.comwrote:
Does anyone know if there is a C# code checker that will spot any (or
preferably all) of the following:
- Unused parameters in functions;
- Unused functions;
- Wrong scope (of functions, variables, enums, etc.,) e.g. can their scope
be reduced from public to protected or private.
FXCop may well do all of those - I can't say I use it myself.

ReSharper (jetbrains.com) is excellent at spotting this kind of thing
within the IDE, but I don't know whether you can tell it to perform the
check outside the IDE and produce a report, for instance.

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Nov 24 '07 #2

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"Paul Jones" <no****@nomail.comwrote in message
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Does anyone know if there is a C# code checker that will spot any (or
preferably all) of the following:
- Unused parameters in functions;
- Unused functions;
- Wrong scope (of functions, variables, enums, etc.,) e.g. can their scope
be reduced from public to protected or private.
ReSharper, as John recommended, does all of those things well. Unfortunately
I had to stop using it because of a few silly things, like it made my
context menu ridiculously long.

Chris

Nov 24 '07 #3

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Paul,

I've been tempted to develop something along those lines - even something
for my own use. There are many opportunities here such as the one you've
mentioned, plus others such as (for example) passing OK, Cancel, Retry to a
MessageBox on the Smartphone - that parameter is always invalid, and
changing method to private in a post-op, and notifying you of recursion
especially in "public int Age { get { this.Age; } }".

I use FxCop regularly and it does help, I wish they would update it
occasionally though - FxCop was release 6/2006.

Hilton
"Paul Jones" <no****@nomail.comwrote in message
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Does anyone know if there is a C# code checker that will spot any (or
preferably all) of the following:
- Unused parameters in functions;
- Unused functions;
- Wrong scope (of functions, variables, enums, etc.,) e.g. can their scope
be reduced from public to protected or private.

Thanks, Paul

Nov 24 '07 #4

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FxCop with "a grain of salt", please. If you run it against the Microsoft
Enterprise Library you'll get a list of errors that will keep you busy for
days...

--Peter
"Inside every large program, there is a small program trying to get out."
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
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"Hilton" wrote:
Paul,

I've been tempted to develop something along those lines - even something
for my own use. There are many opportunities here such as the one you've
mentioned, plus others such as (for example) passing OK, Cancel, Retry to a
MessageBox on the Smartphone - that parameter is always invalid, and
changing method to private in a post-op, and notifying you of recursion
especially in "public int Age { get { this.Age; } }".

I use FxCop regularly and it does help, I wish they would update it
occasionally though - FxCop was release 6/2006.

Hilton
"Paul Jones" <no****@nomail.comwrote in message
news:07*****************@newsfe4-win.ntli.net...
Does anyone know if there is a C# code checker that will spot any (or
preferably all) of the following:
- Unused parameters in functions;
- Unused functions;
- Wrong scope (of functions, variables, enums, etc.,) e.g. can their scope
be reduced from public to protected or private.

Thanks, Paul


Nov 24 '07 #5

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Peter,

I make sure to only enable the rules I care about. Do you know if MSFT
plans on updating FxCop? Do you know of any better tools out there worth
trying?

Thanks,

Hilton
"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.NoSpamMaam.comwrote in message
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FxCop with "a grain of salt", please. If you run it against the Microsoft
Enterprise Library you'll get a list of errors that will keep you busy for
days...

--Peter
"Inside every large program, there is a small program trying to get out."
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com
http://www.blogmetafinder.com

"Hilton" wrote:
>Paul,

I've been tempted to develop something along those lines - even something
for my own use. There are many opportunities here such as the one you've
mentioned, plus others such as (for example) passing OK, Cancel, Retry to
a
MessageBox on the Smartphone - that parameter is always invalid, and
changing method to private in a post-op, and notifying you of recursion
especially in "public int Age { get { this.Age; } }".

I use FxCop regularly and it does help, I wish they would update it
occasionally though - FxCop was release 6/2006.

Hilton
"Paul Jones" <no****@nomail.comwrote in message
news:07*****************@newsfe4-win.ntli.net...
Does anyone know if there is a C# code checker that will spot any (or
preferably all) of the following:
- Unused parameters in functions;
- Unused functions;
- Wrong scope (of functions, variables, enums, etc.,) e.g. can their
scope
be reduced from public to protected or private.

Thanks, Paul



Nov 26 '07 #6

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If you want serious code analysis get a copy of NDepend. It has a code query
language (CQL) that if the stuff you're looking for isn't already defined
you can use to create a query that will extract whatever information you
like.

www.ndepend.com

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"Paul Jones" <no****@nomail.comwrote in message
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Does anyone know if there is a C# code checker that will spot any (or
preferably all) of the following:
- Unused parameters in functions;
- Unused functions;
- Wrong scope (of functions, variables, enums, etc.,) e.g. can their scope
be reduced from public to protected or private.

Thanks, Paul
Nov 26 '07 #7

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