This section describes the TICS Visual Studio Roslyn Plugin. This plugin supports Visual Studio 2015 and later versions.
The Visual Studio Roslyn Plugin can most easily be installed through the
TICS installer. Simply check the appropriate
Visual Studio Roslyn
item in the
TICS Plugins step.
TICS Pluginsstep in the TICS installer.
The TICS Visual Studio Roslyn Plugin provides analyzers that analyze solutions for coding standard violations. These violations are presented in the form of "squiggly lines", as well as errors that appear in the error list.
An example of a "squiggly line", indicating a violation.
The error list can be enabled through the
View menu. It shows all violations in a project, solution, or document.
The error list, showing a list of violations.
Each violation can be unfolded by clicking the icon in the left-most column. This provides more information about the violation, including its ID, category and level. Clicking the code opens a web page with additional information about the rule.
A detailed view of a violation.
Violations in the error list can be filtered using the icon. These filters are not permanent.
Rules can be permanently disabled through TICS. This can most easily be
achieved through the
TICS configuration tool, which is described
under the Visual Studio section. The TICS Configuration
Tool can be accessed through the Visual Studio plugin, but is also available
as a separate application.
A filter being applied on the Code of the violation.
The Roslyn plugin can be disabled through the
Extensions and Updates dialog under the
Tool menu. Once disabled, violations will no longer be shown in Visual Studio.
Starting from Visual Studio 2019, this dialog is renamed to
Manage Extensions under the
Manage Extensionsdialog, showing an installation of the Roslyn plugin.
Under normal circumstances, the plugin retrieves the latest version of the rules from the TICS installation. This means manual updates are not necessary.