Overview of code analysis for .NET in Visual Studio

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Visual Studio can perform code analysis of managed code in two ways: with legacy analysis, also known as FxCop static analysis of managed assemblies, and with the more modern .NET Compiler Platform-based code analyzers. .NET Compiler Platform-based code analyzers, which analyze your code live as you type, replace legacy FxCop static code analysis, which only analyzes compiled code.