Someone recently asked about using Codes Analysis in Visual Studio 2012.  Here is one approach.  With a solution loaded in Visual Studio 2012, go to the build menu and pick Run Code Analysis on <project name>.    

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Once the code analysis results appear, click the thing that looks like a gear and opens the configuration tool. 

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For managed code mine defaulted to Microsoft Managed Recommended Rules.  I think that is great place to start and that is the one I’d use.

The rule set field is a drop down.  If you think Microsoft Managed Recommended Rules is too much than I’d suggest Microsoft Managed Minimum Rules.

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