Product Features

NDepend is a "Swiss Army Knife" for .NET project teams. With its wide range of features, it gives deep insight into code bases and empowers developers, architects and executives to make intelligent decisions on projects.

Evaluate the Health of Your Application

NDepend allows your team to accurately gauge the overall health of your application, no matter how complex it is.

Code Rule and Code Query

More than 150 default code rules to check against best practices. Support for Code Query over LINQ (CQLinq) to easily write custom rules and query code.

Compare Builds and Code Diff

Compare two versions of a code base and its issues set, and browse diff and changes in any way you can think of.

Continuous Code Quality

A unique approach to continuously keep the technical debt under control and reimburse it with time.

Quality Gates

Quality Gates are C# LINQ (CQLinq) queries that implement PASS/FAIL criteria to code quality.

Reduce Friction Between Your Developer Teams

NDepend's reporting and analysis helps architects and developers to communicate and reduce confusion.

Continuous Integration Reporting

Integrate NDepend analysis into your build process and get highly customized and detailed reports to see progression and prevent code quality degradation.

Complexity and Diagrams

Spot too complex code at a glance thanks to unique diagramming capabilities in the .NET world.

Easily Manage Gigantic Projects with Hundreds of Developers

Large companies often have many large builds that work together, often in mysterious ways. NDepend's in-depth reporting and custom code queries can help your company enforce its own coding standards and maintain very complex projects.

Trend Monitoring

Get Trend Charts about pretty much any code metrics to master the evolution of your application.

Working with Legacy Code is Now Easier

By mapping out the structure of the project, it is much easier to see how components and dependencies are connected.

Real-World Proof

Full Visual Studio integration, .NET Reflector support, super fast and lightweight analysis, NDepend is conceived for real-world programmers.

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Detect Dependency Cycles

The easiest way to keep a code base clean is to avoid dependency cycles between its components. Components are useful to partition a huge amount of code into smaller and understandable pieces. If a dependency cycle involves N components, these N components represent a single super-component. Indeed, the benefits of having N smaller components are lost: any component can be potentially broken by a change in any of the others components, you cannot unit test a component in isolation from the N-1 other ones and finally, all N components must be versioned and deployed all together.

Whether you consider that your components are classes, namespaces, assemblies or a mix in between, NDepend detects dependency cycles between them. It can also help you to find the right way to get rid of a particular dependency cycle. Once dependency cycles have been removed, NDepend can continuously check your code base to warn you as soon as a cycle is accidentally created.



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White papers: Control Component Dependencies

See an online demo that explains how to remove dependency cycles with NDepend (5mn).

Keep your code structure clean
Layering, the Level metric and the Discourse of Method
Re-factoring, Re-Structuring and the cost of Levelizing