Download CppDepend

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System requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 10/8/7/Vista/2003/XP (incl.64-bit)
  • 1 GB RAM minimum (2 GB RAM recommended)
  • DotNet Framework 3.5 installed.
  • 1024x768 minimum screen resolution


  • Download the CppDepend zip file,
  • Extract the
  • Start VisualCppDepend.exe.
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The CppDepend v2017.1 for Linux will be released in few months, and meanwhile you can still enjoy CppDepend v6.

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Version: 6.0.0
Released: June 16, 2016
File size: 60 Mb

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System requirements

  • 2 GB RAM recommended,
  • Glibc > 2.13,
  • 1024x768 minimum screen resolution,
  • GNOME or KDE desktop VisualCppDepend (Gui)


  • Unpack the cppdepend.tar.gz file using the following command: tar xfz cppdepend.tar.gz
  • Run from the cppdepend directory.

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CppDepend is a tool that simplifies managing a complex C\C++ code base. Architects and developers can analyze code structure, specify design rules, do effective code reviews and master evolution by comparing different versions of the code.

CppDepend is based on Clang for more reliability.

CppDepend provides more than 120 default CQLinq queries to detect flaws concerning:

  • Dependencies,
  • Complex implementations,
  • Naming,
  • Structure problems,
  • and much more ...
You can customize easily these default rules or create your rules using CQLinq
CppDepend uses Clang to parse the source files, and CQLinq based on Linq to query the code base.

Yes, CppDepend is a source code analyzer and as such can only analyze parts of a project that have the source code.

CppDepend supports C and C++.