NDepend User Voice

Welcome to the NDepend User Voice page. Let us know what you would like to see in future versions of NDepend. This site is for suggestions and ideas. If you need to report a bug, please send us an email at support@ndepend.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks – Patrick Smacchia
NDepend Team

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  1. Select N+1 - Database Code within a loop

    I'd like to query for instances of the Select N+1 problem. Where database code is happening within a loop resulting in 'N' database queries for each iteration of the loop where one or two well-designed queries would do.

    This could be implemented by searching for any method calls to a sub-typer of IRepository<T> or Repository<T> that occurs within a for, foreach or Enumerable loop.

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  2. IDesign

    Any plans in the works to create rules that enforce IDesign practices & principles (http://www.idesign.net/)?

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  3. VSTS Plugin Dashboard should allow full screen view

    The VSTS/DevOps plugin dashboard view on my laptop is really small with large lists.

    It would really help if you provided a full-screen mode for portions of the reports like VSTS/DevOps does on other parts of the system.

    For example, if I look at the Issues/Debt screen, and select "Critical Issues" on the left for example, the list can be quite long, but I can only see 10 items at a time with my laptop.

    Not to mention that above that content there are two big divs that are probably wasting space.

    One that says "Double click an issue to…

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  5. There should be a specific type of rules which lead to error in developement time

    We need to define a set of dependency rules which violating them generates error at development time, local visual studio build, and build server.

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  6. Summary report for all projects analyzed

    To have a widget or page that summarizes on one view ALL builds/projects with a analysis report for a simplistic view of all metrics available.

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  7. TODO / priority management with tags / groups

    In a program and project, we might need to focus on certain aspects of the project, and postpone certains problems (or tag them as priority/under consideration/for further release).

    The idea would be to create tags (like bags) to put rules / types / namespaces / functions to group or remove from a group one or several of these elements.

    In that case, the project manager and the team can focus on the objectives, while keeping an eye on the overall objectives, for another timeframe. This would lead to multiple dashboards (on per tag for instance).

    THis is part of project…

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  8. Update the GUI look and feel to a WPF + responsive GUI

    - The usage/look/feel is kind of clunky, with so miscellaneous delays and microadjustments, which make it feel slow.
    - Several panels are having a 'not really adapted' display.
    - A responsive display and adjustments would be much welcome.
    - Adding a smart column adjustment (put the mouse cursor between two column titles, the cursor becomes a left-right double arrow, then double click will make the collumn adjust to minimum width without cutting the largest row) would be much welcome.
    - etc

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  9. Match CQLinq code editing behavior with VS's

    I would like to see a match CQLinq code edit behavior with VS's one.
    eg., select multiple lines, then 'tab' and 'shift+tab' would shift +/-1 tab those lines.
    eg., caret not selecting anything but put on line x, then 'ctrl+c' 'ctrl+v' 'ctrl+d' would copy the entire line (with \r\n included), paste the entire line, duplicate the entireline
    eg., double click one word would show all usages of this word

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  10. Augmented reality for NDepend

    The ndepend tool is for profound users, to make it closer to ordinary people I suggest incorporating some elements of augmented reality (like this https://jasoren.com/logistics/)

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  11. See suppressed issue justification in query result view

    When using the SuppressMessageAttribute, the suppressed issues are grouped in the query result view. It would be very useful to also see the suppression ‘Justification’. Perhaps add a column so we could group by justification? Thanks.

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  12. Support custom VS colors

    With custom colors [1], It would be great to sync the ndepend UI colors with those of VS, is case of using this extension. Without it, the last VS color is "coming back" at every launch.

    [1] https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=VisualStudioPlatformTeam.VisualStudio2017ColorThemeEditor

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  13. Support a generic coverage input format (with documentation)

    While supporting various code coverage output formats is helpful and is ideal from an ease-of-use standpoint, there will always be that one more coverage tool.

    If instead you provide a documented xml(json, whatever) format, then one can transform the output of a coverage tool to that format without waiting for support for the format to be added to NDepend, or the coverage tool can even directly support an NDepend output option.

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  14. Be able to update queries from a central location, like a NUGET but for querie

    Sometimes queries need to be modified by us, but sometimes those queries are very generic and should be there for ALL Projects, for example today with Support they helped me to create a query to avoid a warning with JustMyCode.

    If there were a central repository of Queries, then Ndepend would be able to connect to it (Nuget style) and the user would be able to select if they want to update or not the local queries. (Queries would need some versioning)

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  15. I want to store and reload the layout of a graph.

    I want to store and reload the layout of a graph. When I analyse existing code, the layout needs to be adjusted manually to define clusters. It would be good if those adjustements can be stored not just as graphics, but as model layout. Alternatively adding special elements to support building group might be useful.

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  16. ndepend console should run on .NET Standard for Linux based builders

    We are beginning to move towards linux based builders using a .NET Core environment for our .NET Core projects that are not dependent on windows. Because NDepend is a part of our build process, we cannot run any analysis at build times on the projects that have moved in that direction.

    Make NDepend.Console .NET Core compliant so that it can run on these Linux builders and restore full analysis capability to out builds.

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  17. Make it easier to update the software

    Why should we have to download anything to update the software? Provide us a button to click to perform an Update.

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  18. IVisualStudioManager.GetAssembliesFromVisualStudioSolutionOrProject(IAbsoluteFilePath visualStudioSolutionOrProjectFilePath) not working.

    Our Requirement:
    1) Developer should be able to find the dependencies of any selected assembly or file (class level) in the solution.
    2) Integrate to build system. The tool should check for allowed/disallowed dependencies. The build should fail if there are disallowed dependencies.

    Our Approach:
    To satisfy the above mentioned, we tried to extend the NDepend.PowerTools by creating a new tool in the same solution.
    In the tool class, we tried to use nDepend dlls to get the dependencies of all assemblies/classes in the solution. The input for the tool is the solution file.

    Problem we faced:
    After selecting our…

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  19. Examples & Documentation and Guiding Developers

    There is a Description in each violation but there could be a further link to your website explaining more and giving some code examples e.g. code before the change and suggested change so it complies.

    Also the suggested Fixes are quite brief. While an experienced developer could know what to do, less experienced developer would have difficulties.

    More real life small examples would educate, help and guide developers faster to make a better code.

    And yes, these examples could be for each violations :)

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  20. LCOM Metric Should Not Include Property Accessors

    Property accessors usually only use 1 field. If they are used to compute the LOCOM metric then the result can be very misleading.

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