Automated Code Reviews with Visual Studio?

I have been thinking of doing some code ‘smelliness’ test, and am keen to automate code reviews (as much as possible).

I am interested to know what tools have you guys used? I want to use the tools to find the low hanging fruits and know off the 80% of things and then we manually look at the more interesting aspects, which the tools don’t (or can’t) pick up.

Ideally, I would like this as an add-in to Visual Studio, which can run as part of a build and depending on how one configures it, can get to a gated check-in and/or work-items being created in TFS which then can be assigned and tracked.

What I am thinking is to complement the likes of FxCop, the built-in Visual Studio tools. There was TeamReview which I had looked at some point in the past, but we never got it running successfully. I have not had a chance to see it since then.

Someone has also attempted some of this via this, but it does not seem to go anywhere.

Surely, there someone has already build this which we can look into?

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