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. Support OpenCover xml coverage files

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

    65 votes
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    • 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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      • 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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          • Provide a plugin to integrate NDepend with atlassian Bamboo

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

            82 votes
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            • 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.

              101 votes
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              • 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.

                27 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Dashboard  ·  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")]).

                  95 votes
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                  • 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.

                    28 votes
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                    • A 'Hound' like product for .Net projects

                      I recently ran across a new project called 'Hound' http://robots.thoughtbot.com/introducing-hound that help developers fight the smaller code quality issues by commenting on github pull requests. This made me think of NDepend as a Service and would be a nice way to integrate NDepend into my workflow - by simply commenting on offending lines of a pull request a team could start to have an automated way of having the team fix things that might otherwise be missed. I really like how hound talks about removing the 'human' from some of the littler issues.

                      I could see this starting out as…

                      1 vote
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                      • Code clone hunting

                        The idea is to add a major feature of code clones hunting. We have ideas of original, fast yet effective algorithms. Is it something you'd like to have in the context of NDepend?

                        11 votes
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                        • Queries explorer enhancements.

                          Would be nice to:

                          1. Be able to define subgroups with the same name as other top level groups. Example
                          | Code Quality Regression
                          | Custom Group
                          | Code Quality Regression
                          The above example throws an error.
                          2. Be able to select and copy/move multiple rules to different groups.

                          2 votes
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                          • Navigation honours metadata in reindexed PDBs

                            If you've got a symbol server or reindexed pdbs that have commands in them to get source from version control systems (or somewhere else for that matter) and you try navigating to a method, the source code is appropriately requested based on the commands in the PDBs.

                            12 votes
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                            • 39 votes
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                              • 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!

                                7 votes
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                                • 54 votes
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                                  • 19 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  NDepend.API  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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

                                      52 votes
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                                      • 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

                                        51 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Code Model  ·  Admin →
                                        • Integrate with IoC Framewoks

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

                                          57 votes
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                                            8 comments  ·  Code Model  ·  Admin →
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