Project Analyzer is a Visual Basic source code analyzer, optimizer and documenter. It works with VB, VB.NET, ASP.NET and Office VBA. Project Analyzer does an automatic code review to detect quality control issues like dead code, unoptimal variable declarations, unoptimized syntax, memory leaks and functionality issues such as missing event handlers or questionable tab order. You can enforce programming standards on variable naming, commentation, disallowed statements and code complexity. Optionally, you can let the tool automatically remove or comment out the unused, dead code to considerably reduce the size of your program. You can also search for duplicated code blocks that frequently result from copy-paste coding.
Project Analyzer lets you navigate your projects with hypertext and graphical views. Click objects to see their use and declarations. Locate code via the enhanced Find window. Copy syntax-formatted code to documents. Understand existing programs with the help of cross-references, call trees, called-by trees, class diagrams, dependency diagrams and Visio diagramming support.
Project Analyzer generates comprehensive project documentation, including source code listings, comment manuals, cross-reference listings, module reports, project dictionary. It can turn VB code into a web site or linked PDF. Besides source code analysis, the program also analyzes binary DLL and COM libraries. Project Analyzer calculates 180 software metrics including lines of code, cyclomatic complexity, relative complexity, depth of conditional nesting, amount of commentation and object-oriented metrics for the entire inheritance tree.
Automated code review
Detect dead code. Remove unused modules, procedures, variables, constants and controls. Decrease your .exe by up to 100s of kB. Dead code info
Optimize. Find inefficient code. Use faster syntax and optimal declarations.
Enforce coding style. Apply design standards and make that spaghetti code readable again.
Standardize naming. Enforce naming conventions on variables, procedures and other objects. Pro, Ent
Detect errors. Find functionality problems, such as unimplemented events, questionable tab orders and missing error handling.
Avoid resource leaks. Ensure proper disposing of objects and API handles.
Find duplicate blocks. Spot and join duplicate code blocks that frequently result from copy & paste coding. Ent
Ensure .NET compatibility. Review VB6 code for known VB.NET compatibility issues.
Surf around in hypertext. Click objects to see their use and declarations. Locate code via the enhanced Find window. Copy syntax-formatted code to documents.
Cross-reference. Find locations of use for any programming object. View class instantiations, variable reads and writes, procedure calls etc. Analyze file dependencies and call sequences to understand the impact of changes. Cross-referencing is a technique that finds where each class, procedure or variable is being used and how.
Document your projects. Generate comprehensive documentation with reports such as procedure list, variable list, control list, interface list and project dictionary. Print your source code in multiple columns with syntax highlighting. Export code as syntax highlighted PDF, HTML or RTF.