This section describes the TICS Visual Studio Plugin for the following versions:
The TICS plugin for Visual Studio consists of a toolbar with four buttons (see the picture below).
The TICS buttons have the following meaning.
Analyze the active File: pressing this button starts the TICS analysis. It results in an overview of the violations of the available coding standards.
Analyze all files in project: pressing this button starts analyzing all files in the current vcxproj project file. It results in a consolidated overview for all files in the project.
Cancel analysis: pressing this button cancels the TICS run.
Rules and Options configuration: in order to focus on a certain set of violations it is possible to define a personalized view of violations within TICS. When pressing this button the following dialog appears.
Rulestab: specify which violations to show.
The rules are categorized by language and by level. Rules can be switched on and off per level or individually. If a rule has been switched off it is not shown anymore in the output window of Visual Studio. Note that hidden violations are still detected and being used for statistical overviews. You can right-click on a rule for its documentation. The settings specified by the user are saved in the HIDDEN.txt file.
General Optionsprovides general TICS options.
Analyzer Optionsprovides options for the TICS analyzer.
Also in the
Analyzer Optionstab, one can specify the location of Code Coverage result files (in case one of the Code Coverage metrics is enabled).