VB Law Workstation is a powerful coding standards enforcement add-in for Microsoft Visual Basic 6 source code. Integrating tightly with the Microsoft Visual Basic 6 IDE, it allows the detection and correction of coding standards and other rule violations. It comes supplied with more than 200 professional standard rules that can be easily customised using the separate flexible rule editor VB Law Administrator. This ability to customise rules means that automated code reviews can extend well beyond basic coding standards compliance checking to include detection of known issues (that lead to subtle bugs), detection of sub-optimal code likely to impact performance and detection of dead (unused) code. VB Law Workstation also reports statistics such as violation counts, line counts (split by type) and code complexity measurements in the form of McCabe Cyclomatic complexity values all of which can assist team leaders and project managers in measuring and monitoring the progress of software developments. Review results are presented directly to the developer within the IDE and can be filtered, sorted and grouped as appropriate to focus on issues of concern. Double-clicking any violation selects the offending line of code enabling issues to be quickly located and fixed. VB Law Workstation can identify and report on issues in the following general categories: ActiveX Components, Binary Compatibility, Code Complexity, Code Layout, Comments, Compilation Options, Constant Declarations, Dead Code, Declare Statements, Enum Declarations, Error Handling, File Access, Form Design, Operator Usage, Performance, Procedure Declarations, Project Properties, Source Files, Standard EXE Components, Unauthorised Keywords, User-defined Types, Variable Declarations and the Windows API. With the free specialised VB.NET porting rulebase VB Law Workstation can also be used to identify VB6 to VB.NET porting issues.
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