NDepend User Voice

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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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 2 votes
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  6. 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

    3 votes
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  7. 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.

    12 votes
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  8. 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?

    2 votes
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  9. 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.

    0 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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?

    14 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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.

    11 votes
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  17. 40 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 57 votes
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  20. 22 votes
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