is a Microsoft utility that analyses code style in the same way that FxCop analyses IL. It checks issues like whether curly braces are on the same line or the next line, how and when to use blank lines, whether if statements should contain curly braces even for single line statements and a whole plethora of code-beauty and style issues. As such it is fantastic for ensuring that all developers on a project code to the same style. Sadly the utility has always been an internal one used on many Microsoft projects. The good news is that someone, somewhere has seen fit to release it (see the FxCop forum for the brief mention
). There is no specific release date at the moment but second quarter of 2008 has been mentioned. A huge thank you to whoever made this happen - it is much appreciated.
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