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How to: Install SPCAF Client Application

This article will explain how to install the SPCAF Client Application.

Download and Run SPCAF Installer

Note: Before the installation, please make sure to close all running instances of Visual Studio. The setup cannot proceed if Visual Studio is running. Also, make sure that your system meets the system requirements.

In order to install SPCAF Client Application download the Rencore.Code.SPCAF.zip from our downloads page.

Run setup application (e.g. "Rencore.Code.SPCAF.Setup.msi") and follow the instructions.

Accept the End User License Agreement (EULA)

In order to proceed, you need to accept the end user license agreement.

Enter Installation Path

By default, SPCAF will try to install to "C:\Program Files(x86)\Rencore\SPCAF\" if you want to use a different location enter it in the field or click the [Change...] button and select your desired folder.

Choose Setup Type

SPCAF has three installation types to choose between depending on your needs.

  • Typical: Installs the most common program features. Which is recommended for most users.
  • Custom: Allows the users to choose which program features installed. This option is recommended for advanced users. See "Selected Preferred Components" below for more details.
  • Complete: All program features will be installed. This option requires more disk space.

Select Preferred Components

If either Typical or Complete was selected in the previous stage you can skip this section, if Custom was selected you need to decide which components of SPCAF you want to install.

Note: Not all 3rd party analyzer integration is activated by default as some like SPDisposeCheck or JSHint are now obsolete because SPCAF has its own implementation of these rules.

The TFS Team Build integration works only with an SPCAF Quality Gate license or a trial license.


The installer will now install the type selected, create entries in the start menu and register SPCAF in Visual Studio.


After the installation, you can start Visual Studio and run SPCAF for your SharePoint projects or alternatively execute the SPCAF standalone application.