Visual Basic .NET

The Best Visual Basic .NET Static Analysis Tools (Linters/Formatters)

We rank 17 Visual Basic .NET linters, code analyzers, formatters, and more. Find and compare tools like Mega-Linter, Coverity, ReSharper, and more. Please rate and review tools that you've used. This helps others find the best tools for their projects.

17 Multi-Language Tools

Mega-Linter

Mega-Linter can handle any type of project thanks to its 70+ embedded Linters, its advanced reporting, runnable on any CI system or locally, with assisted installation and configuration, able to apply formatting and fixes

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 68% upvoted

Coverity

Synopsys Coverity supports 20 languages and over 70 frameworks including Ruby on rails, Scala, PHP, Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, Fortran, C, C++, C#, VB.NET.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 67% upvoted

ReSharper

Extends Visual Studio with on-the-fly code inspections for C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, JavaScript, TypeScript and other technologies.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Checkmarx CxSAST

Commercial Static Code Analysis which doesn't require pre-compilation.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 56% upvoted

Application Inspector

Commercial Static Code Analysis which generates exploits to verify vulnerabilities.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 75% upvoted

Fortify

A commercial static analysis platform that supports the scanning of C/C++, C#, VB.NET, VB6, ABAP/BSP, ActionScript, Apex, ASP.NET, Classic ASP, VB Script, Cobol, ColdFusion, HTML, Java, JS, JSP, MXML/Flex, Objective-C, PHP, PL/SQL, T-SQL, Python (2.6, 2.7), Ruby (1.9.3), Swift, Scala, VB, and XML.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedide-plugin
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 52% upvoted

Offensive 360

Sponsor

Commercial Static Code Analysis system doesn't require building the source code or pre-compilation.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

SonarCloud

SonarCloud enables your team to deliver clean code consistently and efficiently with a code review tool that easily integrates into the cloud DevOps platforms and extend your CI/CD workflow. SonarCloud is free for open source projects.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 67% upvoted

Security Code Scan

Security code analyzer for C# and VB.NET. Detects various security vulnerability patterns: SQLi, XSS, CSRF, XXE, Open Redirect, etc. Integrates into Visual Studio 2015 and newer. Detects various security vulnerability patterns: SQLi, XSS, CSRF, XXE, Open Redirect, etc.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedide-plugin
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

CodeIt.Right

CodeIt.Right™ provides a fast, automated way to ensure that your source code adheres to (your) predefined design and style guidelines as well as best coding practices.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

HCL AppScan Source

Commercial Static Code Analysis.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

Refactoring Essentials

The free Visual Studio 2015 extension for C# and VB.NET refactorings, including code best practice analyzers.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedMulti-Language
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

Roslyn Security Guard

Project that focuses on the identification of potential vulnerabilities such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), CSRF, cryptography weaknesses, hardcoded passwords and many more.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

Sigrid

Sigrid helps you to improve your software by measuring your system's code quality, and then compares the results against a benchmark of thousands of industry systems to give you concrete advice on areas where you can improve.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • MaintainedcliMaintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

SonarLint

SonarLint is a free IDE extension available for IntelliJ, VS Code, Visual Studio, and Eclipse, to find and fix coding issues in real-time, flagging issues as you code, just like a spell-checker. More than a linter, it also delivers rich contextual guidance to help developers understand why there is an issue, assess the risk, and educate them on how to fix it.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

StaticReviewer

Static Reviewer executes code checks according to the most relevant Secure Coding Standards, OWASP, CWE, CVE, CVSS, MISRA, CERT, for 40+ programming languages, using 1000+ built-in validation rules for Security, Deadcode & Best Practices Available a module for Software Composition Analysis (SCA) to find vulnerabilities in open source and third party libraries.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 40% upvoted

Understand

Code visualization tool that provides code analysis, standards testing, metrics, graphing, dependency analysis and more for Ada, VHDL, and others.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 45% upvoted

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Visual Basic .NET tools?

Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET) is a multi-paradigm, object-oriented programming language, implemented on the .NET Framework. VB.NET was developed by Microsoft to combine the power of .NET Framework with the productivity of Visual Basic. It is syntactically similar to Visual Basic but has more structured programming features, such as procedures, classes, and modules. VB.NET is a component-based programming language that is designed to provide a simple programming environment for developers. It is a general-purpose, object-oriented programming language that can be used to create Windows and Web applications.

What are the best Visual Basic .NET static analysis tools and linters?

The most popular Visual Basic .NET tools ranked by user votes are: Mega-Linter, Coverity, ReSharper, Checkmarx CxSAST, Application Inspector.

Which Visual Basic .NET services are free for open source projects?

Commercial services with a free plan for open source include Mega-Linter, SonarCloud, Security Code Scan, Refactoring Essentials, Roslyn Security Guard, SonarLint.

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