Activate the add-in by starting Visual Studio and selecting TICS Visual Studio Add-in from the tab Tools -> Customize... -> Add-ins and Macro Files.
The TICS add-in for Visual Studio 6 consists of a toolbar with five buttons (see the picture below).
The TICS buttons have the following meaning.
Hide/Show Violationsthe following dialog appears.
The rules in the column
Hideare hidden when running TICS. This means that they are not shown anymore in the output window of Visual Studio. Note that hidden violations are still detected and being used for statistical overviews. The settings specified by the user are saved. The level slider enables selecting all rules up to a certain level.
settingsbutton enables setting these properties. This same button is also used to indicate what source file corresponds to an include file that is going to be checked by TICS in case there is no connection to the TICS Quality Database.