PVS-Studio Description

PVS-Studio is a static analyzer that detects errors in source code of C/C++ applications. There are sets of rules included into PVS-Studio:

To learn more about each type of diagnosis, visit the corresponding pages.

The methodology of static code analysis we employ has significant advantages over other types of analysis since it allows you to cover the whole program code. The procedure of code check cannot damage the code itself in any way. The analysis process is completely controlled by person and it is the programmer who decides if it needs modification.

You can see or download a presentation about PVS-Studio.

Integration with Microsoft Visual Studio

The PVS-Studio tool is intended for developers of contemporary applications and it integrates into the Visual Studio 2005-2015 environments providing the programmer with a convenient user interface to analyze files, navigate through code and get reference information. You do not need to study documentation and settings preliminarily to work with the analyzer. The analyzer is ready to work right after it is installed.

PVS-Studio Features

  • Integration with Visual Studio 2005-2015;
  • incremental analysis is the automatic triggering of the analyzer at the moment immediately after compilation commences at developer's local system;
  • build-system independent file verification (through the compiler invocation monitoring system) by PVS-Studio Standalone;
  • online-help;
  • pdf-documentation;
  • saving and loading of analysis results;
  • capability of command line launch;
  • support for multi-core and multi-processor systems (with possibility to specify concurrency limits);
  • estimate of complexity of 64-bit code migration;
  • interactive filters;
  • convenient integration into the team development process;
  • marking of program text with the purpose of checking new code only.

PVS-Studio Advantages

  • Easy-to-download! You may download the PVS-Studio distribution package without registering and filling in any forms.
  • Easy-to-try! The PVS-Studio program is implemented as a plug-in for Visual Studio. The program is simple to install and does not require special setting before getting started.
  • Easy-to-buy! Unlike other code analyzers, we have simple pricing and licensing policy. We will not ask you what size your application's code is or thrust training courses on you by phone. You decide what you need on the order page, pay the purchase and get the registration key by e-mail.
  • Easy-to-support! It is the analyzer's developers who directly communicate with users, which enables you to quickly get answers to even complicated questions related to programming.

Supported languages and dialects

Visual Studio 2015 C, C++, C++11, C++/CLI, C++/CX (WinRT)
Visual Studio 2013 C, C++, C++11, C++/CLI, C++/CX (WinRT)
Visual Studio 2012 C, C++, C++11, C++/CLI, C++/CX (WinRT)
Visual Studio 2010 C, C++, C++/CLI, C++0x
Visual Studio 2008 C, C++, C++/CLI
Visual Studio 2005 C, C++, C++/CLI
MinGW C, C++, C++11

PVS-Studio can only run under Windows. If you want to use static analysis under Linux, try the Cppcheck tool: Cppcheck's description, product page.

Read about bugs which were found in well-known projects by PVS-Studio

Read about the comparison of PVS-Studio with other tools