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    Sandcastle - Version 2.4.10520

    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 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
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 2

        Required Software:
        • Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0, available here

        • HTML Help Workshop available here
        Optional Software:
        • Visual Studio 2005

        • MS Help Compiler from VS SDK here

      • 1. Uninstall previous versions of Sandcastle.
        2. Click on the "Download" button above to install Sandcastle.
        3. After installing Sandcastle, follow the steps here to create a sample CHM or HxS build.
        4. Visit Sandcastle blog for the release notes and latest information.

        Note: Installing VS SDK after installing Sandcastle will cause Sandcastle not to work properly as VS SDK installer updates both the PATH and DXROOT environment variables in the registry

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