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Original author(s) Microsoft
Developer(s) andyr
Stable release 4.7.54 / May 13, 2016; 2 months ago (2016-05-13)
Development status Active
License Microsoft Public Licence

StyleCop is an open source static code analysis tool from Microsoft[1] that checks C# code for conformance to StyleCop's recommended coding styles and a subset of Microsoft's .NET Framework Design Guidelines. StyleCop analyzes the source code, allowing it to enforce a different set of rules from FxCop (which, instead of source code, checks .NET managed code assemblies).[2][3] The rules are classified into the following categories:

  • Documentation
  • Layout
  • Maintainability
  • Naming
  • Ordering
  • Readability
  • Spacing

StyleCop includes both GUI and command line versions of the tool. It is possible to create new rules to be used.

StyleCop was re-released as an open source project in April 2010 at

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "A Brief History Of C# Style". Retrieved 2016-07-19. 
  2. ^ Patton, Tony (June 24, 2011). "Maintain code consistency with Microsoft StyleCop". Blogs / Software Engineer. TechRepublic. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ Chinery, Clive (July 30, 2009). "8 More Useful Tools for ASP.NET". ASP .Net. Server-Side Magazine. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 

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