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Code Metrics enables you to evaluate code metrics right in the code editor while writing code. By default, a metric appears as a number to the left of a member declaration.
The following metrics are available.
|Cyclomatic Complexity||Cyclomatic complexity is calculated using the number of different code paths in the flow of the program. A program with a complex control flow requires more tests to fully cover the code and is less maintainable.|
|Line Count||The total number of lines that belong to a class member. A very high metric value indicates that a type or method is hard to maintain, and does too much work and should be split up.|
|Maintenance Complexity||Every element of the code (local variable declarations, assignment statements, expressions in for loops, unary operator, etc.) has a weighted value. The maintenance complexity of a member is the total weighted value of all elements contained in or referenced from this member.|
Use the Show Metrics options page to specify the shown metric and the way it appears. You can specify the shown metric via the drop-down menu as well. To call the menu, click a metric.
You can enable or disable Code Metrics from either the Show Metrics options page or from the CodeRush Classic toolbar.