Comparison of Maintainability Index Measurement from Microsoft Code Lens and Line of Code

Gilang Heru Kencana, Akuwan Saleh, Haryadi Amran Darwito, Rizki Rachmadi, Elsa Mayang Sari


Higher software quality demands are in line with software quality assurance that can be implemented in every step of the software development process. Maintainability Index is a calculation used to review the level of maintenance of the software. MI has a close relationship with software quality parameters based on Halstead Volume (HV), Cyclomatic Complexity McCabe (CC), and Line of Code (LOC). MI calculations can be carried out automatically with the help of a framework that has been introduced in the industrial world, such as Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 in the form of Code Matric Analysis and an additional software named Microsoft CodeLens Code Health Indicator. Previous research explained the close relationships between LOC and HV, and LOC and CC. New equations can be acquired to calculate the MI with the LOC approach. The LOC Parameter is physically shaped in a software program so that the developer can understand it easily and quickly. The aim of this research is to automate the MI calculation process based on the component classification method of modules in a rule-based C # program file. These rules are based on the error of MI calculations that occur from the platform, and the estimation of MI with LOC classification rules generates an error rate of less than 20% (19.75 %) of the data, both of which have the same accuracy.


Software Quality; Maintainability Index; Halstead Volume; Cyclomatic Complexity; LOC

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