NDepend is a commercial tool used to analyze compiled .NET assemblies, and generates resulting metrics, diagrams, and reports. The newest version – NDepend 4 – is available with come notable changes, described within.
At this point, the automated build is already doing a form of code analysis with FxCop. It’s time to add another analysis tool into the mix: NDepend. This article will describe NDepend’s purpose, usage, and compare and contrast it with FxCop.