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Visual Studio Plugin Overview

The CxSAST Visual Studio plugin is installed in the Visual Studio development environment, and enables:

  • Uploading a Visual Studio project's code to CxSAST directly from Visual Studio.

  • An interactive interface for viewing scan results in the Visual Studio environment. This interface has several advantages over the regular CxSAST web interface:

    • You can make changes to the code as you view the vulnerabilities, in the locations indicated by the scan results, without needing to switch between applications.

    • The plugin displays full paths with their intersections, rather than just the first and last elements of each vulnerability instance.

    • The plugin highlights the elements where fixes can be most efficiently applied.

Notice

The CxSAST Visual Studio plugin only supports Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio 2022. It does not support Visual Studio Express.