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. Allow to define colors on dependency graphs

    Allow to choose a color for a code element on the dependency graph view and by default choose a color for the query targets and another one for the query results.

    6 votes
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  2. Create custom extension methods

    NDepend is great but it definitely won't be able to cover all requirements for all customers, so, it'll be much better if we can extend NDepend !
    In my organization, we've a lot of rules that share some logic so I need to encapsulate this logic in a single extension method either in a C# dll or a CQLinq query and reuse it anywhere.

    6 votes
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  3. 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!

    6 votes
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  4. Create profiles for different levels of experience

    The UI can be overwhelming. I think it would be nice to have different profiles, e.g. for advanced and novice users.

    The novice user should have a preset of settings which allow him only to see the basic features... just to create more overview.

    Whereas the advanced user doesn't have to remove all the info messages/window.

    6 votes
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  5. Add support for dependency cycles detection for the code using dependency injection

    Currently if code is made using dependency injection NDepend fails to detect cyclic dependencies. Sample code:

    public interface Interface1
    {
        void Foo();
    };
    
    public interface Interface2
    {
        void Bar();
    };
    
    public class MyClass1 : Interface1
    {
        private Interface2 _interface2;
        public MyClass1(Interface2 interface2)
        {
            _interface2 = interface2;
            _interface2.Bar();
        }
    
        void Interface1.Foo()
        {
        }
    }
    
    public class MyClass2 : Interface2
    {
        private Interface1 _interface1;
        public MyClass2(Interface1 interface1)
        {
            _interface1 = interface1;
            _interface1.Foo();
        }
    
        public void Bar()
        {
        }
    }
    
    5 votes
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  6. 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?

    5 votes
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  7. Lets group boxes in the graph

    Lets group boxes in the graph and and sub-graph in boxes.

    5 votes
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  8. Present Data through a Web Server

    Provide an OSS web server that could be developed with NDepend.API to present data through an interactive web site.

    5 votes
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  9. Basic support for managed C++

    I stumbled upon that properties in the API do not work correctly with managed C++ projects. For example IAssembly.VisualStudioProjectFilePath always returns null in case of a vcxproj or ISourceFile.Language always returns SourceFileLanguage.Other.
    This is not about full support for managed C++ but basic things like the ones above would be great if they work when working in a heterogenous environment.

    4 votes
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  10. Improve UI/UX bigger errors - i.e. reduce huge font on Dependency Graph

    Hi Patrick,
    the Font of the text in the Dependency Graph are extremely different in size.

    The bigger are huge and the other so tiny to be unreadable.

    This makes the graph much less usable
    https://i.imgur.com/d5GUtby.png

    My suggestion, use the font maximum size to 16px and minimum size to 7 px and use all the available space.

    4 votes
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  11. Add Color to the Treemap Metric Panel

    Add Color to the Treemap Metric Panel to be able to observe a second metric on the treemap.

    4 votes
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  12. 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

    4 votes
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  13. 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.

    4 votes
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  14. Provide dependency graph for refactoring planning

    I would like to see another kind of dependency graph. It should be more like a map where dependencies flow from top to bottom or right to left. The difference is, that you can drill down from assemblies, to namespaces, to classes, to methods. All of this within one view.

    For example: First I see a dependency graph containing all namespaces. When I click on namespace A, it shows me that this has dependencies to namespace B and C. Now I unwrap namespace B and see all classes and all dependencies from A to the classes, instead of the single…

    4 votes
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  15. 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…

    4 votes
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  16. 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.

    3 votes
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  17. Highlight the IDE's currently selected method, class, and assembly in NDepend views

    I'd love it if the Visual Studio add-in would highlight the location of the visual studio editor in the various NDepend views - particularly the code metrics tree map. I'd love to see where I am in code as I'm actively editing C# or VB .NET code.

    3 votes
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  18. 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.

    3 votes
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  19. 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.

    3 votes
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  20. 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…

    3 votes
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