Summary: This document provides information about the extension providing .NET analysis support.
This extension provides support for .NET.
Please see the following pages for information about new features/changes, fixed bugs, changes that will impact results etc.:
- .NET Analyzer - 1.0.0 - What's new
- .NET Analyzer - 1.0.1 - What's new
- .NET Analyzer - 1.0.2 - What's new
Visual Studio / .NET Framework support
|Visual Studio version||.NET Framework version||C# version||VB.NET version||Supported|
2.0, 3.0, 3.5
2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0
|2012/2013||2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 4.5.1, 4.5.2||5.0||12.0|
|2015||2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 4.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6*||6.0||14.0|
- *The .NET Framework 4.6 can be analyzed but not all syntax provided in this version is supported. See .NET Analyzer - Technology support notes for a list of supported syntax.
- The following are implicitly supported:
- LINQ to Objects
- LINQ to DataSets
- LINQ to SQL
Function Point, Quality and Sizing support
- Function Points (transactions): a green tick indicates that OMG Function Point counting and Transaction Risk Index are supported
- Quality and Sizing: a green tick indicates that CAST can measure size and that a minimum set of Quality Rules exist
|Quality and Sizing|
|CAST AIP release||Supported|
Supported DBMS servers
This extension is compatible with the following DBMS servers:
|CAST AIP release||CSS||Oracle||Microsoft|
|All supported releases|
|An installation of any compatible release of CAST AIP (see table above)|
Required third-party software
To successfully deliver and analyze .NET code, the following third-party software is required:
Install on workstation running the DMT (for extraction)
Install on workstation running CMS (for analysis)
The .NET framework must be installed so that you can extract and package any system assemblies required by your applications' source code. You must install:
If your application uses multiple framework versions, you can install the most recent one used by your application or a newer version if it is available on the workstation - this will match all projects. For example, an application uses frameworks 3.5 and 4.0: you can install 4.0 or a newer version.
Location of the source code deployment folder
As discussed in Initialize the platform preferences in CAST Management Studio, the source code Deployment folder can be located remote from the CAST Management Studio, the CAST AIC Portal or both (i.e. on a network share). However, in the case of .NET analyses the Deployment folder should always be located on the same machine as the CAST Management Studio is installed on. If the Deployment folder is located on a remote network file share, there is a risk that assemblies may not be loaded correctly during the analysis, causing external objects to not be saved.
Dependencies with other extensions
Some CAST AIP extensions require the presence of other CAST AIP extensions in order to function correctly. The .NET Analyzer extension requires that the following other CAST AIP extensions are also installed:
Download and installation instructions
Packaging, delivering and analyzing your source code
Please see: .NET Analyzer - Packaging, delivering and analyzing your source code and all child pages:
- .NET Analyzer - Analysis configuration
- .NET Analyzer - Environment Profiles
- .NET Analyzer - Analysis messages
What analysis results can you expect?
Please see: .NET Analyzer - Analysis results.