FxCopCmd does not consider all errors to be fatal. If FxCopCmd has sufficient information to perform a partial analysis, it performs the analysis and reports errors that occurred. The error code, which is a 32-bit integer, contains a bitwise combination of numeric values that correspond to errors.
The following table describes the error codes returned by FxCopCmd:
Project load error
Assembly load error
Rule library load error
Import report load error
Command line switch error
Assembly references error
The Analysis error is returned for fatal errors. It indicates that the analysis could not be completed. When applicable, the error code also contains the underlying cause of the fatal error. The following conditions generate fatal errors:
The analysis could not be performed caused by insufficient input.
The analysis threw an exception that is not handled by FxCopCmd.
The specified project file could not be found or is corrupted.
The output option was not specified or the file could not be written.
The FxCopCmd return code "Assembly references error" 0x200 by itself is a warning rather than an error. This return code indicates that missing indirect references were found but that FxCopCmd was able to handle them. It is a warning that there is a possibility that some analysis results might have been compromised. Consider "Assembly references error" return code as an error when it is combined with any other return code.