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. User forum for discussion / self-help

    If there is a user forum to ask other users for help, search discussions, and discuss usage, my bad as I have not found it.

    I would like to be able to openly discuss and search discussions with NDepend and NDepend users to find out how others are using the product. How tos, workarounds, find out what it does not do before loosing a lot of time coming to the same conclusion.

    I believe an open forum provide more that what support can (not criticism intended).

    5 votes
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  2. 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

    7 votes
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  3. Halstead metrics in NDepend

    I would like to strongly advise the implementation in NDepend, of Halstead metrics that are already available in CppDepend. I frequently used the CppDepend maintainability index and other economic metrics to justify important and strategic refactoring.

    I utilize other tools to measure the scope and monetary values of changes in C# code base. Yet, I apply other formulas, but without the same accuracy. To apply different formulas may induce contradictions that I must explain, which transform my project meetings almost to courses in software engineering metric and indicators.

    To hold the same metrics on both CppDepend and NDepend provides uniformity…

    35 votes
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  4. Ability to analyze NuGet packages

    There are currently project types for analyzing a project/solution and for analyzing a folder full of assemblies.

    Much of my work lately has been in creating smaller, standalone "framework" sorts of packages on an internal NuGet feed that different applications can consume. There isn't "a master project" that has all of these packages working together; instead it's different combinations of the packages.

    I'd like to be able to analyze all of these packages in a single report without having to either manually download them all or create a "fake" project just for the sake of referencing them.

    One way to…

    39 votes
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  5. Be able to query methods parameters types

    NDepend code model should propose a getter IType[] IMethods.ParametersTypes to be able to write certain code queries and rules, like security related ones.

    41 votes
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  6. AppVeyor Integration

    A lot of .NET people are starting to use AppVeyor a lot, it would be pretty awesome if you could integrate with it.

    38 votes
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  7. Add code churn metrics from source control

    It would be extraordinarily useful to include code churn metrics from source control. This would be an extremely helpful metric to help decide what parts of the codebase a team should look to start cutting down complexity, dependencies, and other issues.

    I use code churn when it's available to help identify modules, classes, or methods that we should focus on. Items with high churn indicate they're getting touched a lot, which often indicates brittle sections of the codebase.

    Since this is totally dependent on each particular source control system, it would make sense to start with only one or two…

    21 votes
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  8. Consider XAML during analysis

    Converters are seen as "Dead Code", but most of time, they are used as static resources into XAML. Is there a way to compute it ? Most generally, is it possible with static analysis to make some déductions including XAML code ?

    26 votes
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  9. 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")]).

    128 votes
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  10. NCrunch Code coverage integration.

    NCrunch is an absolute must have tool, and it does code coverage very well. i'd like to see a way to get NCrunch Code Coverage data into NDepend.

    127 votes
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  11. Provide a plugin to integrate NDepend with atlassian Bamboo

    Provide a Bamboo plugin to integrate NDepend analysis and gather NDepend code metrics from Bamboo.

    104 votes
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  12. 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.

    44 votes
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  13. Customize pre-defined nDepend dashboard (non-chart)

    Allow to change pre-defined or define new custom metrics (non chart) similar to '#Types', 'Third-Party Usage', 'Method Complexity', etc. on the dashboard so it is clear decrease or increase of a specific metric (comparisons with a baseline snapshot). This is useful especially when the increase is very small and might be difficult to follow on a chart.

    Be able to remove some of the predefined stats from the dashboard similar to what is available with the predefined charts.

    31 votes
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  14. Provide a Jenkins CI plugin

    Provide a Jenkins CI plugin to integrate NDepend analysis and gather NDepend code metrics from Jenkins CI.

    143 votes
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  15. Integrate with IoC Framewoks

    Parse IoC Framewoks settings XML files to append on-demand defined dependencies to the NDepend code model.

    86 votes
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  16. 74 votes
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  17. 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

    66 votes
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    under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Code Rule and Query  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Parse VB.NET code

    Parse VB.NET code the same way C# code is parsed, to gather the code metrics # Lines of Comment and Source Code Cyclomatic Complexity from VB.NET code bases.

    70 votes
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  19. Create an NDepend.CodeModel.IProperty interface

    This would be especially handy to detect with CQLinq when a property is tagged with an attribute, and also to jump from the getter method to the setter method and vice-versa. So IProperty would have to implement the interface NDepend.CodeModel.IAttributeTarget

    72 votes
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  20. Make possible to define groups of assemblies

    This would be especially handy to see dependencies between groups of assemblies in the matrix or in the graph. Groups of assemblies could be also useful for grouping code elements in rules or query results.

    21 votes
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