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Visual Studio Plugin Overview

The CxSAST Visual Studio plugin is installed in the Visual Studio development environment and enables:

  • Uploading a Visual Studio project's code to CxSAST directly from Visual Studio.

  • An interactive interface for viewing scan results in the Visual Studio environment. This interface has several advantages over the regular CxSAST web interface:

    • You can make changes to the code as you view the vulnerabilities, in the locations indicated by the scan results, without needing to switch between applications.

    • The plugin displays full paths with their intersections, rather than just the first and last elements of each vulnerability instance.

    • The plugin highlights the elements where fixes can be most efficiently applied.

    • Scanning support for files, folders, solutions, and projects.


The CxSAST Visual Studio plugin only supports Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio 2022. It does not support Visual Studio Express.