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One of the questions that comes up frequently, is "Is it worthwhile to report errors?".

Last weekend, after installing the latest StyleCop I loaded up my copy of Power Collections. I found that StyleCop was now correctly picking up a lot of missing "this." statements, however there were now a number of false positives. Anticipating the need to submit sample code, I cleaned the solution and zipped it up.

I reported this at  The stylecop administrator promoted this report to a work item (see and I uploaded the previously prepared Zip file. The StyleCop team was able to locate the problem and it is "Fixed in upcoming 4.7.27".

The conclusion:
  • Report errors! 
  • Prepare sample code illustrating the error.
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 7:56 AM | Back to top

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