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  • Do not report violations when cause cannot be shown: Determines whether Flow Analysis reports violations where causes cannot be shown.
    Some Flow Analysis rules require that Flow Analysis checks all the possible paths leading to a certain point and verifies that a certain condition is met for all those paths. In such cases, a violation is associated with a set of paths (whereas in simple cases, a violation is represented by only one path). All of the paths in such a violation end with the violation point common to all the paths in the violation. However, different paths may start at different points in code. The beginning of each path is a violation cause (a point in code which stipulates a violation of a certain condition later in the code at the violation point). If a multipath violation's different paths have different causes, Flow Analysis will show only the violation point (and not the violation causes).
    Violations containing only the violation point may be difficult to understand (compared to regular cases where Flow Analysis shows complete paths starting from violation causes and leading to violation points). That’s why we provide an option to hide violations where the cause cannot be shown.
  • Do not show more than one violation per point: Restricts reporting to one violation (for a single rule) per violation point. For example, one violation will be reported when Flow Analysis detects a potential null dereference with multiple sources of the null value. When verbosity is set to this level, Flow Analysis performance is somewhat faster.

Specifying  Specifying Null-checking Methods

The Null-checking methods option allows you to specify the expected return value when a null parameter is passed to a method. This reduces false positives and excessive paths that would normally be built when the return value for null variables are unknown.


Methods added to this parameterization should be static methods that have a primitive boolean return value. This restriction is managed to avoid excessive complications in parameterization and ensuring that there are no other variables that could affect the result of the null-checking method. 

Specifying Resources
Specifying Resources
Specifying Resources

The Resources tab allows you to define which resources the BD.RES category (Resources) rules should check. These rules check for the correct usage of all resources that are defined and enabled on this tab.


  • Enabled: specifies whether the closer should be considered during analysis.
  • Fully-qualified type name (wildcard): the fully-qualified name of the type where the method is declared. Use '*' if you want to describe a function declared in any type , or a global function declared outside of any type.
  • Method name (wildcard): the name of the closing method. '*' can be used to denote any number of any symbols.
  • + definitions in subclasses: a check box that indicates whether the definitions (of methods with the given name) in subclasses should be considered closers as well. Note that this applies to both instance and static methods.
  • "this" object is a resource: a check box that indicates that a resource in the object on which the method is called is closed.
  • Resource parameters: specifies that a resource in one or more of its parameters is closed. In this case, either specify a 1-based number of the parameter that is closed by the method, or use '*' to denote that all of the parameters are allocated.
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