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Coverity Releases Static Analysis Tool for C#



Coverity has announced Prevent for C#, a tool designed specifically for detecting defects in applications built on Microsoft's .NET framework. Prevent for C# seamlessly handles features of the C# language such as operator overloading, properties, and idioms for iteration and resource management. Prevent for C# also automatically finds third-party .NET assemblies to ensure a complete analysis result.

The software automatically analyzes large, complex C# code bases and detects critical, must-fix defects that could lead to system failures, memory corruption, or performance degradation. Prevent for C# requires no changes to existing build processes or code, and easily integrates into existing build processes and requires little or no additional hardware.

Capabilities of Prevent for C# include:

  • Detect Critical Defects. Automatic detection of defects in C# source code that can cause crashes, performance degradation and incorrect program behavior
  • 100% Path Coverage. Analysis of every path in C# code bases, ensuring that all possible execution branches are followed
  • Low False Positive Rate. Accurate, actionable results help developers immediately begin improving the quality and security of their code
  • Flexible Workflow. The Defect Manager interface lets teams collaboratively view analysis results, triage defects, assign ownership, and provides comprehensive workflow capabilities
  • Scalable. Millions of lines of code can be analyzed in a matter of hours


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