I was working on a task recently that required some documentation, and I looked for an old friend, NDoc
, which I had used in the past — but only with .NET 1.x projects, apparently.
As it turns out, I’m a couple of months behind the times, and the primary developer is not going to pursue development on NDoc 2.0 for various reasons
. At least one of the reasons that Kevin opted not to continue development was the announcement of the release of Sandcastle
from Microsoft, which performs exactly the same function.
I downloaded the December 2006 CTP of Sandcastle, and found it to be thoroughly vexing — and I’m not a batch file novice. The documentation is rough and the examples filled with inaccuracies. All of this is not so much to knock Microsoft — it’s very early code, after all — but to praise Eric Woodruff
for the Sandcastle Help File Builder
which adds a very NDoc-ish UI over the Sandcastle binaries and makes documentation creation very easy.