.NET Compiler Platform ("Roslyn"): Analyzers and the Rise of Code-Aware Libraries

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We've rewritten (and open sourced!) the C# and VB compilers, and exposed their functionality through APIs as the .NET Compiler Platform. But what do these APIs mean for those who aren't compiler jocks?

Learn about diagnostic analyzers, a key new feature of Visual Studio 2015 that lets a NuGet package introduce custom warnings and errors to your build. Analyzers let a NuGet package easily introduce custom warnings and errors to your build, along with automatic fixes in the IDE. We'll walk through the thought process and development of a simple diagnostic and code fix for the Regex API to see what it's like to quickly build analyzers for an API.

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    Hi Mr. Green,

    I enjoyed your session this morning. My first request. Microsoft has said numerous times that F# would be a first class citizen in the framework. This is another voice encouraging you to remember that promise. Also, nice save enforcing your will on other developers in less than a minute :)

    Second, Legacy of the Void is looking very good. Have you seen the latest Beta release, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCj401zTugk ?

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    Excellent presentation! Anthony, why haven't we seen more of you at events explaining complicated compiler subjects?

    You made Analyzers very accessible here. I won't be building them, but I sure will be consuming them. I found it easy to understand the value and use of this great tooling. Thanks for a great talk ... one of the best talks at the conference.

    Hope we get to hear from you again at Build and/or TechEd!

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