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  1. Being able to read attribute property values

    Being able to filter on attribute property values.

    One example is to check categories on Test methods (i.e. the value from [TestCategory("IntegrationTest")]).

    95 votes
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    • 51 votes
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      • Rules: Provide possibility to search for code comments. Example: Count "TODO" or Count "HACK"

        It would be interesting to see how many TODOs we have in code
        Or how much we added in the last Sprint

        49 votes
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        • Allow custom definitions similar to JustMyCode

          The JustMyCode definition is really nice and useful. I'd like to have a similar concept for other things, e.g. JustMyBusinessLogic or JustMyDatabaseLayer. Today I need to create different NDepend projects and adapt the JustMyCode definition for each of them.

          22 votes
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          • Let queries pull data from other queries

            Logically, parts of queries can be shared between queries. For example, both "Types that could have a lower visibility" and "Potentially dead Types" need to ignore classes with only const fields. I would like queries to be able to build on the results of other queries, much as C# methods reduce code duplication by using other methods.

            9 votes
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            • Is there a possibility to see if there is method summary available?

              We would like to have an alert if there is a public method without a method summary on certain namespaces.
              Can nDepend help us with that??

              THANKS guys!

              7 votes
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              • Have ability to create rule that compares trend metrics between builds

                I've depracated a type in my codebase. I want a CQL rule that says 'from this point, don't use any of these methods'.

                This request is in response this this SO question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/37860292/how-can-i-get-ndepend-to-fail-analysis-if-new-calls-are-used-to-a-deprecated-typ

                6 votes
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                • Flag commented-out code.

                  Using SonarQube, I see that they have a rule for flagging code that has been commented-out. Does this exist in NDepend, or could it be added?

                  4 votes
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                  • Multiple Nodes Selection in Query Result or Class Browser

                    It would be great to be able to select multiple nodes in the Query Result or the Class Browser.

                    Right-clicking them would lead to special menus, like:
                    - Copy as text,
                    - Export/Append to Matrix/Graph,
                    - Create code queries like, Who is Using Any of Us, Who is Using All of Us...

                    It would also be great to be able to drag&drop them to Graph or Matrix.

                    3 votes
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                    • Find empty catch blocks

                      Empty catch blocks are a serious maintainability/reliability issue, as is doing too much in a catch block. Would be great to have an easy way to locate/count all the places where catch blocks have no executable code in them, and/or get a line of code count in all catch blocks across an application.

                      3 votes
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                      • Queries explorer enhancements.

                        Would be nice to:

                        1. Be able to define subgroups with the same name as other top level groups. Example
                        | Code Quality Regression
                        | Custom Group
                        | Code Quality Regression
                        The above example throws an error.
                        2. Be able to select and copy/move multiple rules to different groups.

                        2 votes
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                        • Add importance weighting to rules for more robust "fails"

                          Instead of a binary critical or not critical flag for rules, it would be nice to have a weighting system for rules (e.g. "each violation of this rule is worth 3, but each violation of this important rule is worth 8").
                          Then perhaps we could assign a threshold for whether our analysis failed based on point totals, or some percentage formula.

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                          • Improve management of rules shared between projects

                            In addition to sharing custom rules between projects I want to be able to enable/disable rules among all my projects. I currently have 5 active ND projects, so if I want to turn off, for instance, "Nested types should not be visible" for all my projects, I have to go uncheck it in each project. Every time I tweak my rules, I have to go repeat these tweaks in all my ND projects.
                            Some sort of meta-project rules management would be an enormous effort saver.
                            In addition, once a set of "standard rules" are decided upon, it would be nice…

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