Depends is a dotnet global tool that helps developers explore dependencies found in a .NET Core project (
.fsproj) or solution (
Developers have the option of installing the .NET tool globally or locally. We recommend installing it globally using the following command line input.
To use Depends system-wide, we can install the tool globally with the following command.
dotnet tool install --global dotnet-depends
Once installed, developers can analyze any project from a terminal instance.
dotnet depends ./depends.sln
To install the tool locally, we can run the following commands. Note, installing local tools only works with .NET Core 3.0 SDK and later.
In our solution folder, we need to add a new tool manifest.
dotnet new tool-manifest
We can then install Depends using the following command.
dotnet tool install dotnet-depends
To run the tool within a current solution, we need to run the following command.
dotnet depends ./our-solution.sln
Please refer to the official Microsoft Documentation around .NET tools to resolve any issues.
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