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This chapter covered some important analysis tools available in Visual Studio 2010 Premium and Ultimate that are necessary for improving applications’ quality. You discovered how to analyze code for compliance with Microsoft coding rules, required especially when you produce reusable class libraries. Then you saw how to check for code maintainability using the Code Metrics tool. In the second part of the chapter you got information on the integrated Profiler that simplifies checking for performance issues through IDE suggestions; you also saw different usages of the Profiler, including standalone executables. The chapter also focused on the most interesting addition in Visual Studio 2010, the IntelliTrace debugger. Explanations provided information on using this tool for understanding how to keep track of all application events and exceptions during the entire application lifetime, showing also how to analyze summary logs within Visual Studio. Finally, you got an overview of another new addition, the Dependency Graph generation that provides a graphical view of dependencies at assembly, namespace, and class levels.


  

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