StyleCop To Be Publicly Released

StyleCop 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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Posted by: Guy Smith-Ferrier
Posted on: Monday, March 31, 2008 at 9:35 PM
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Guy Smith-Ferrier

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 6:35 PM



The link works fine for me but bear in mind that the page is simply a placeholder at this time and is not intended to have any real content yet. It will come.


Alberto Acosta

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 6:35 PM

Alberto Acosta

Hi Guy

Do you know what’s wrong with the styleCop’s Link? I ask because is not working at all, or you may point us another place where we can download the bits and pieces.

Bo Lund (MSFT)

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 6:35 PM

Bo Lund (MSFT)


We are proud to announce that we released it to the web yesterday.

Check out the page at

Bo (Dev on Source Analysis)