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

  • Install Instructions
      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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