Sandcastle August 2006 CTP is available
OK, so maybe you've seen it already. But with the demise of NDoc for .Net 2.0 there is, to me at least, no other alternative to generate documentation for .Net 2.0 class libraries. So I will continue to try and keep you up-to-date.
New CTP released
A few days ago, the Sandcastle team have released the August 2006 CTP. For a full list of new features, and a list of bugfixes, please follow this link. The new CTP can be downloaded from this location.
New Sandcastle web site
Information about Sandcastle can also be found at a new web site: www.sandcastledocs.com. On this web site, you can find links to the following information:
I think it's a better start for information about Sandcastle then the already available web log. Although I did find a lot of information there too. And the links at the new web site link to the web log again.
The return of NDoc?
No, Sandcastle cannot be compared to NDoc. But Eric Woodruff has created an NDoc like GUI application that works really well. It has the same look and feel. You can create projects, just like NDoc. If you want, you can convert old NDoc projects or create a new one based on an existing Visual Studio solution. I tried on several of my projects and works really well.
There are others about which I blogged before, but this one made me feel right at home. If you want to use this tool to generate your documentation, download the setup or the sources here at CodeProject.
We'll have to wait and see. Anand Raman, the Microsoft group manager for this product promised a GUI and Visual Studio Add-in for Sandcastle In earlier posts at the Sandcastle web log. I'm really curious what these applications will offer, especially since there's a lot of community effort going on to do just that.
Other items will include an easier way to generate hsx files that will allow you to integrate the help documentation with the "normal" Visual Studio help files.