The Ramblings of Two Microsoft .NET Developers, TFS, and Visual Studio ALM Guys --- "Yes, we are both named Ed."

MSDN Style Documentation Tool



Microsoft has recently released a version of their application that generates the .NET Framework documentation that we see and love...  You can take a look at it and get more information about the project codename Sandcastle here:  Sandcastle Team Blog

Download the December 2006 CTP here:  Sandcastle - December 2006 CTP Download

Some of the high level features:

Sandcastle produces accurate, MSDN style, comprehensive documentation by reflecting over the source assemblies and optionally integrating XML Documentation Comments. Sandcastle has the following key features:

  • Works with or without authored comments
  • Supports Generics and .NET Framework 2.0
  • Sandcastle has 2 main components (MrefBuilder and Build Assembler)
  • MrefBuilder generates reflection XML file for Build Assembler
  • Build Assembler includes syntax generation, transformation..etc
  • Sandcastle is used internally to build .Net Framework documentation
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