I am extracting parts of my Simple.Data OData adapter to make a portable class library (PCL). The goal is to create an OData library available for desktop .NET platforms, Windows Store, Silverlight, Windows Phone and even Android/iOS (using Xamarin Mono). To study platform-specific PCL capabilities I used an Excel worksheet provided by Daniel Plaisted (@dsplaisted). It’s a very helpful document, but it would be much easier if I could simply point some tool to an assembly file and it would show its portable and non-portable calls.
I haven’t found such tool, so I wrote one. It’s called PCL Compliance Analyzer. Select an assembly file, set of platforms you want to target, and it will show you if the assembly is PCL compliant and what calls are not. Here are the results for Mono.Cecil (that I used to scan assembly calls):
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