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

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Thanks – Patrick Smacchia
NDepend Team

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  1. Allow adding comments to disabled rules

    It would be great if you can add a comment to a disabled rule. For some libraries we disable some of the rules and it would be great if we can put a remark why we disable a certain check. It would also be okay if we have to put it in the rule definition.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable search in Options

      Just like in Visual Studio 2015, it would be nice to have a possibility to search in the options.

      3 votes
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      • 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…

        15 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Code Metrics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support for Web Sites (WebForms/MVC)

          At this moment it is not intuitive and very hard to analyze Web sites with ndepend will be very nice if I could get site analyzed in few button clicks

          42 votes
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            0 comments  ·  NDepend Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to export dependency graph as SVG

            It will be very nice if there will be ability to export dependency graph as SVG image rather than PNG, it definitelly will be less in size and as a bonus it will be resizeable without loosing quality

            36 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Dependency Graph  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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                1 comment  ·  Code Rule and Query  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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 ?

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                  1 comment  ·  Code Coverage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Dependency Matrix  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Better support for QHD displays in Visual Studio Plugin

                    When running ndepend on QHD display (e.g. 3200*1600), some screens have too small controls/content. E.g. Dependency Matrix, Dashboard

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                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add support for Dotcover excluded code

                      NDepend currently doesn't support code excluded from Dotcover test coverage analyses,resulting in discrepant results when Dotcover coverage filters are added. I propose adding support so that NDepend reports the same test coverage as Dotcover when content has been selected for exclusion.

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                        0 comments  ·  Code Coverage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • NDepend should not consider exception catch() parameters as method variables

                        NDepend's method variable count metric considers each exception catch statement to add another variable to the method's variable count. I can understand how those strictly would be considered function variables, but how is this helpful for code quality? Properly handling exceptions should not compete with keeping the method variable count low. Surely it is not bad practice to catch a number of specific exceptions. It seems like bad practice to create a separate wrapper function just to try/catch exceptions in the inner function. How would one refactor this to make it better?

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                          0 comments  ·  Code Metrics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Show rules violated by code elements in VS code editor and update status live

                          A visual indicator indicates in the VS code editor for each code element (method, field, type, namespace) if it violates one or several rules.

                          From this visual indicator it is possible to jump to the code rule(s) violated)

                          The rule status would be updated asynchronously after 2 to 5 seconds (depending on the size of the code base) each time the user types and reach a compilable status.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support OpenCover xml coverage files

                            Support OpenCover XML Files instead of asking to convert those files to dotcover or NCover formats.

                            81 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Code Coverage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Generate a graph from a custom CQL query

                              The aim is to produce in the NDepend report a graph based on a specific CQL query like it is possible in the UI via the 'Export To Graph' command.
                              Today only the full 'Dependency Graph' is generated in our nightly report.

                              Example : Generate a graph of dependencies on a specific set of assemblies. Grab this image and integrate it in a live design document.

                              11 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  HTML+js Report  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow Search of string literals.

                                It would be extremely handy (especially when working with legacy code) to be able to search string literals. This comes in handy especially when working with code that does reflection, some types of IOC registration, and code that may pass on certain types of information as string literals.

                                11 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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                                    0 comments  ·  Code Rule and Query  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide a plugin to integrate NDepend with atlassian Bamboo

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

                                    92 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.

                                      28 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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")]).

                                        107 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Code Rule and Query  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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.

                                          34 votes
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                                            4 comments  ·  Code Rule and Query  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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