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Sandcastle - Documentation Compilers for Managed Class Library

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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Enabling managed class library developers throughout the world to easily create accurate, informative documentation with a common look and feel.


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Sandcastle - Documentation Compilers for Managed Class Library

Sandcastle June 2010 Release
I am happy to announce that we have posted an updated version of Sandcastle to Codeplex. I know this was a very long wait for everyone. This release brings Sandcastle to parity with the code that was used to generate the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 documentation. It contains over 100 b... more
Sandcastle Version Supporting VS 2010, .NET 4 and Microsoft Help Viewer
We released the source code for Sandcastle a year ago (http://sandcastle.codeplex.com/SourceControl/ListDownloadableCommits.aspx) supporting Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 documentation. After this release we were extremely busy in releasing the new Help Viewer for VS 2010 Beta2, CTP and RTM. In addition... more
Sandcastle Release
Per my previous blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/sandcastle/archive/2009/01/15/sandcastle-update.aspx, I have released the source code for the latest version of Sandcastle at http://sandcastle.codeplex.com/SourceControl/ListDownloadableCommits.aspx. This release was used to ship Visual Studio 2010 Be... more
Announcing the release of Common Compiler Infrastructure (CCI) - Metadata
I am very pleased to announce the availability of CCI. Herman Venter from Microsoft Research released CCI at http://ccimetadata.codeplex.com/ . CCI is a set of components (libraries) that provide some of the functionality that compilers and related programming tools tend to have in common. The meta... more
Announcing the release of Meta Numerics project at Codeplex
I am very pleased to announce the availability of Meta Numerics project. My colleague and Sandcastle architect David Wright released Meta Numerics at http://metanumerics.codeplex.com/. The Meta.Numerics library brings scientific computing to the .NET platform. It offers an object-oriented API for m... more

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