September 14, 2023
SonarLint for Visual Studio v7.3
SonarLint for Visual Studio v7.3 introduces the adoption of Clean Code attributes to categorize issues.
We have made various product changes in alignment with our Clean Code vision. For each issue raised in your code, SonarLint will now report the Clean Code attribute and software qualities impacted.
You can learn more here, in the new SonarLint for Visual Studio documentation.
August 17, 2023
SonarLint for Visual Studio v7.2
This release brings enhancements in SonarQube to SonarLint synchronization, code examples, and documentation.
Now any changes in the project Quality Profile configured in SonarQube will be synched in near real-time to the IDE. This means only relevant issues in your code are reported by SonarLint when connected mode is enabled.
In addition, we’ve enhanced our rule descriptions with code diff highlighting between non-compliant/compliant code examples. This is designed to help developers easily understand examples and quickly resolve issues.
And finally, we have enhanced and moved all SonarLint documentation to a central location: https://docs.sonarsource.com/sonarlint/visual-studio/ as part of this initiative.
August 16, 2023
SonarLint for Visual Studio v7.1
This packed release brings a variety of new rules and enhancements!
Firstly, we added new Date & Time rules for .NET. These cover a wide range of topics, and common pitfalls, including time zone conventions, date parsing & formatting, and time arithmetic.
In addition, we’ve added many new MISRA C++ 2023 rules to support mission-critical software environments.
- New rules for C and C++ to detect tricky bugs
July 14, 2023
SonarLint for Visual Studio v7.0
SonarLint for Visual Studio v7.0 brings a modification to the method and location used for storing connected mode settings and data.
Beginning with this version all settings and data will be stored only at this location:
%AppData%\Roaming\SonarLint for Visual Studio\Bindings
SonarLint will automatically propose to migrate the settings, which should take a matter of seconds to complete. A migration guide is also available.
- New rules to help you avoid performance pitfalls for C# and VB.NET
May 17, 2023
SonarLint for Visual Studio v6.16
This release delivers support for CSS analysis.
A full list of supported rules to detect bugs and code smells in your CSS code can be found here.
April 19, 2023
SonarLint for Visual Studio v6.15
This release delivers a new format for the Rule Help feature, plus the ability for SonarLint to retrieve server settings for .NET files.
Now, when clicking on an issue's code in the Error List you will be presented with contextualized guidance as to:
Why this is an issue | How to fix it | More info
Initially available for the top 15 security vulnerabilities, this feature is being progressively rolled out for all remaining rules, helping developers learn as they code.
Plus, leveraging the power of connected mode to SonarCloud and SonarQube, SonarLint will now retrieve the server settings for .NET files and directories. The following settings are now replicated and applied to your local analysis:
April 03, 2023
SonarLint for Visual Studio v6.14
This release delivers enhancements designed to enhance team productivity and the developer UX when using SonarLint in Connected Mode to SonarQube 9.6 and above.
Now, when an issue is suppressed (i.e. marked as "Won't Fix" or "False Positive") in SonarQube, the new issue status is immediately synced to SonarLint, and no longer reported in the VS IDE. In this way, team decisions regarding issues are rapidly disseminated, and developers are empowered to focus on only the issues that matter.
- For .NET analysis, new rules for C# and VB.NET
- And for C, C++ users we've added support for TI Arm Clang compiler
February 23, 2023
SonarLint for Visual Studio v6.13
This release introduces Sonar Rule Help, an enhancement to how issue descriptions are presented in SonarLint, along with other goodies to help you write Clean Code.
SonarLint for Visual Studio v6.13 now allows you to view an issue description and associated educational content directly in your IDE, versus in a separate browser.
Sonar Rule Help provides the assistance you require, conveniently at your fingertips.
In addition, this release also brings:
- Instant synchronisation of injection vulnerabilities detected by SonarQube to your Visual Studio IDE, when using SonarLint in connected mode with SonarQube version >=9.6
- Support for clang-cl compiler for your C and C++ projects, as well as improved analysis performance of large source files
- 6 new rules for your C# code
January 31, 2023
SonarLint for Visual Studio v6.12
This release delivers a further enhancement for Visual Studio users of SonarLint when using Connected Mode to SonarQube, plus new rules for C++ users.
SonarLint can already synchronize issue suppressions from SonarQube, ensuring you only focus on relevant issues in your IDE and not be distracted by findings already muted in your SonarQube project. We have extended this feature further by enabling issue synchronization to the specific Git branch you are working in. Simply bind your local project to a SonarQube project using Connected Mode, and SonarLint will do the rest.
In addition, this version also brings:
- 13 new rules to help with C++ 20's std::format feature
December 20, 2022
SonarLint for Visual Studio v6.11
A restructured menu now groups all SonarLint features under Extensions->SonarLint. It is now easier to find links to product documentation and our Community forum, where you can access support or share your feedback.
In addition, this version also brings:
- 6 new rules to cover C++20’s concepts 3.
Learn more in this community announcement.