Sandcastle – DotNet Framework documentation generator

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Today I found interesting CTP announcement from Microsoft – Sandcastle. Enjoy new framework for building msdn style documentation. I used NDOC in my previous projects, so it will be nice to compare new MS documentation generation framework with NDOC.  Ah Microsoft, we wait this product two long. I hope it will be well integrated to Orcas environment. You can download Sandcastle CTP from here

Sandcastle Overview:

  • Produces quality, comprehensive, familiar MSDN-like documentation.
  • 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


To jump into this framework check these links:

Link to Sandcastle