It took a while, but we've finally reviewed our static code analysis tools and made a proposal to use FxCop.

Of the tools we evaluated there were 2 main contenders - FxCop and Submain CodeIt.Right which I've covered in more detail in other blog posts.

The other tools, NDepend, Visual Assist and Resharper, didn't get close enough to our criteria on a number of points. NDepend and Resharper look like valuable tools, but not under the mantle of what we wanted from static code analysis. VisualAssist was more of a tool to help whilst you type - adding to the intellisense and providing prompts for syntax violations.

Note: We don't run Visual Studio team edition so there is no built in code analysis tool