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So we have all used FxCop before haven’t we? Well I found out, that my version was 9.x and it prompted with an available update! So Microsoft’s download page opened. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=6544 

It only displays a small 1 kb file! a “readme.txt” file. That’s strange. So I checked again for an available download link, but ended up with the same readme file.

This is the content of the text file:

FxCop Installation Instructions 1. Download the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4 version 7.1. 2. Run %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1\Bin\FXCop\FxCopSetup.exe to install FxCop.

 

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Ok, so you need the Windows 7 Software Development Kit. That download can be found on http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8279 and contains a web installer. So more bytes to download.

Make sure that you check the box next to the Tools under .Net Development when you are going to install the SDK.

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After the installation you can navigate to:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1\Bin\FXCop

And there you will find the FxCop 10 installer: FxCopSetup.exe ! Or you can save yourself a lot of time and download it zipped here:

 

Good luck!

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