Code analysis, or static code analysis, is a tool for reviewing your source code — although that's not quite how it works. The basic paradigm reflects the fact that there are certain common best practices when writing code; and that once these best practices have been documented, a tool can be written that examines source code and determines whether these practices have been followed. Visual Studio's static code analysis is incorporated into your project settings for Windows Forms-based projects, as shown in Figure 1-43. For Web applications, there isn't a project file to hold the project settings, so it is possible to configure and run static code analysis from the website menu in Visual Studio.
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