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Inspect Your Code

Inspect your code for specific quality issues as you edit. The Code Inspection feature of Visual Assist, based on LLVM/Clang, diagnoses and fixes typical programming errors, like style violations, interface misuse, and bugs that can be deduced via static analysis.

Code Inspection Settings

Enable Code Inspection and specific quality checks in the options dialog for Visual Assist. The LLVM/Clang parser runs in a process separate from that of Visual Studio to avoid degrading performance of the IDE.

Code Inspection in options dialog


Code Issues in the Editor

Inspect code as you edit.

When enabled, code issues are highlighted in the text editor of Visual Studio. The first few characters of most code issues are underlined, in solid or dotted fashion.

Underline code issue in editor

Hover over an issue to see its details.

Hover to see details


Quick Fixes in the Editor

Fix issues as you edit.

Click within details of an issue to access its fix.

Hover to access fix

Accept a fix to apply it.

Accept to apply fix


Quick Fixes in a Tool Window

Fix issues en masse.

Code issues are available also in a tool window that identifies all issues for the current file. Apply fixes in batch, to all issues for a specific level or Code Inspection.

Code issues in a tool window