NDepend User Voice

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  1. 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…

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      0 comments  ·  New Interactive Panel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide a UI to list and manage History Analysis Results

      In the NDepend Project Properties > Analysis > Baseline for Comparison > History Analysis Results, the user can choose where History Analysis Results are stored and the frequency of storage.These results can then be used as baseline.

      It might happen that some History Analysis Results are lacking some important data, like coverage data or some specific source code data, because at analysis time this info was not available.

      When such result is chosen as baseline, this has an important impact on issues computed and on the technical debt estimated. For now the user can remove concerned History Analysis Result by…

      8 votes
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        0 comments  ·  UI - Ergonomy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          0 comments  ·  Code Rule and Query  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Reuse NDepend's Technical Debt and Quality Gate functionality with other rule sources

          The introduction of technical debt assessment and quality gates in NDepend 2017 is a very welcome addition. However, the scope of these features (and others like TFS integration and baselines) is restricted to NDepend. This scope is too narrow for those of us that make use of other rule sources such as FxCop, StyleCop, Code Cracker, Refactoring Essentials, OWASP Dependencies, SonarQube, custom written Roslyn rules et al. We would like to use NDepend's features but the scope means that it is only telling part of the story and unfortunately this isn't enough for it to be usable.

          We would like…

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support for .NET Core packaged application analysis

            When .NET Core assemblies and applications are built and packaged using dotnet CLI (e.g., "dotnet pack") the build output isn't a folder full of assemblies the way it was in classic .NET - it's a NuGet .nupkg file with the assembly (or full application) inside.

            In the case of applications, this includes not only the entry point (e.g., "MyApplication.exe") but also any dependent assemblies required to make the app run. That even means all of the base framework assemblies ("System.Collections.dlll") - there is no reference to any installed .NET Framework. The dotnet CLI and runtime take care of that and…

            10 votes
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              0 comments  ·  NDepend Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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()
              {
              }
              }

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                0 comments  ·  Dependency Matrix  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • View graph from selected method

                  Drill into a Method to viewing the dependency graph from that point down only.

                  4 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Dependency Graph  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • TFS 2015 Update 3 VSO Build Code Coverage Integration

                    Integrate NDepend into TFS 2015 Update 3 VSO Build technology, specifically with historical trending code coverage analysis in mind.

                    7 votes
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                    • 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.

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                        0 comments  ·  Dependency Graph  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          0 comments  ·  Code Rule and Query  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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…

                          34 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Code Metrics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Advice on splitting applications

                            I have come across several examples in my development career where the code has become monolithic and shared amongst multiple applications. For example, a project that I worked on recently had two websites - one for internal admin and one for external and the code is not well-segmented into different assemblies.

                            It would be nice to be able to select two application projects and get an output for items used separately and shared. You can do this by querying but a simple method would be useful.

                            2 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  New Interactive Panel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                  0 comments  ·  Code Model  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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…

                                  31 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  NDepend Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

                                    38 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Code Model  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide auto-code fixes for simple issues

                                      I use ReSharper a lot when coding, especially for refactoring. With the new Roslyn compiler, a bunch of these refactoring shortcuts also ship with Visual Studio and now can also be custom made ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip6wrpYFHhE )

                                      I found myself having to 'seal' 70 classes and I was looking for a NDepend function that does it automatically. Couldn't find it. So my idea is to provide auto-refactoring helpers for easy code fixes ( like sealing a class ).

                                      16 votes
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                                      • 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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                                        • 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.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Build Process Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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