Automated background analysis is a key feature of Visual Lint, and allows code analysis tasks to be run automatically while the developer is working on their code, without interrupting their normal workflow.
Once Visual Lint has been configured correctly, background analysis can be started or paused at any time from the Visual Lint toolbar or menus:
As the analysis of a solution or workplace progresses, Visual Lint will build up an "analysis profile" of the solution which can be referred to at any time subsequently - even after the development environment is restarted.
Following a build (during which analysis is automatically paused), any files which have been rebuilt will normally be queued for re-analysis. Previous analysis results remain available until superseded or explicitly deleted.
For obvious reasons, background analysis is also paused while debugging.