VBDepend Console

VBDepend.Console.exe command line options


  • The path to the input Xml VBDepend project file.
    It must be specified as the first argument. If you need to specify a path that contains a space character use double quotes ".. ..". Relative paths are not supported. These remarks also apply to paths provided with options /OutDir and /XslForReport.


  • /ViewReport: to view the HTML report
  • /Silent: to disable output and eventual calls to Console.Read() on console
  • /HideConsole: to hide the console window.
  • /LogTrendMetrics: to force log trend metrics.
  • /XslForReport xlsFilePath: to provide your own Xsl file used to build report. The path specified must be absolute.
  • /OutDir dir : to override the output dir specified in the VBDepend project file. The dir specified must be absolute. VisualVBDepend.exe won't work on the machine where you used VBDepend.Console.exe with the option /OutDir because VisualVBDepend.exe is not aware of the output dir specified and will try to use the output dir specified in your VBDepend project file.
  • /EmitVisualNDependBinXml: to emit the file VisualVBDepend.bin.xml VisualVBDepend.bin.xml is an xml file that contains the dependencies graph of your application. It can be used for your own purpose. VisualVBDepend.exe uses VisualVBDepend.bin which is a GZipStream compressed version of VisualVBDepend.bin.xml.
  • /Help: to display the current help on console