Sandcastle behind the scenes

Are you, as I am, curious about what actually goes on behind the scenes in the Sandcastle BuildAssembler? Well, here’s a tip that will give you data enough to investigate it the entire weekend! Open up your sandcastle.config file and add the following line between each <component> node: <component type="Microsoft.Ddue.Tools.DisplayComponent" assembly="..\..\ProductionTools\BuildComponents\BuildComponents.dll"/> This component will make ...

Sandcastle Visual Studio Project

Final update Sorry, I’m not able to figure out what’s wrong with this, and since Frank has a better solution for Visual Studio integration, I’m cancelling this attempt. If you’re interested in the source code, send me an email! I think it’s better if I focus my efforts on the MSBuild script instead. Update 3 ...

Teaser: Sandcastle integrated in Visual Studio

As you may have seen in previous posts from me, I’ve created a MSBuild script that makes it easier to create Sandcastle documentation files. But hey, why stop there? Wouldn’t it be nice if the whole process was integrated in Visual Studio like all other products? Well, I couldn’t help myself, so I tried it ...

Sandcastle MSBuild script for non-English or non-default installations

Just thought I’d let you know how to modify the msbuild script from my last post to work with different setups. Instead of extracting the Sandcastle.zip file to c:\Program Files\MSBuild, extract it to the equivalent MSBuild folder (d:\Program\MSBuild or whatever) Open up the Sandcastle.targets file in any xml editor, and change the SandcastlePath property to ...

MSBuild script for Sandcastle

Update After installing the August CPT of Sandcastle, you’ll need to update to the latest version of the MSBuild script. The MSBuild script has been improved to work with Help Compiler 2. Check out the new instructions! Last friday, Microsoft finally released a CTP version of Sandcastle. For this initial release however, they didn’t really ...

Sandcastle och nDoc

Som jag skrev i det föregående inlägget så är Microsoft på väg att släppa Sandcastle, deras egna dokumentationskompilator, till allmänheten. Tyvärr har CTPn fortfarande inte dykt upp, men nu finns iallafall en ny blog som nog är värd att hålla ett öga på de närmaste dagarna. Lite tråkigt är att Kevin som byggde nDoc nu ...

Äntligen på väg, Sandcastle!

Det verkar som om Microsoft äntligen är på väg att släppa ett verktyg för att generera dokumentation. Sandcastle är tydligen samma verktyg som används internt för att generera dokumentationen till .NET Framework, och det bådar ju gott. Ska finnas med i Augusti CTP-releasen av Visual Studio SDKn. Tweet