Product Features

NDepend is a "Swiss Army Knife" for .NET and .NET Core 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.

Code Diff since Baseline

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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Explore Existing Architecture

NDepend Dependency Graph (4 minutes)

NDepend Dependency Matrix (5 minutes)

It is vital information to know how the elements of a code base depend on each other. As a developer you spend time thinking about how your layers should interact, creating interfaces and events to avoid dependencies between concrete classes.

As the code base grows, more and more time is spent managing and analyzing dependencies. If I refactor this piece of code, what will be the global impact? Is this layer allowed to access directly DB? Will I accidentally freeze the UI thread if my code invokes this method?

NDepend comes with several facilities that allow the efficient dependency management. In seconds you can know which part of the code will be impacted if you refactor a class, you can be advised if a layer dependency violation has been accidentally created, you can pinpoint precisely which part of the code relies on a particular tier component, you can list methods that can be reached from a given method etc…


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All Paths from A to B
Understanding Code: Static vs Dynamic Dependencies