Thursday, March 5, 2015

Build API documentation with Sandcastle Help File Builder

Summary: How to build awesome API documentation using Visual Studio, XML code comments, Microsoft Markup Assistance Language (MAML), and Sandcastle Help File Builder (SHFB).
A couple of weeks ago, I gave this presentation to the Sacramento .NET User Group:


The presentation explains how to build first-class API documentation using Visual Studio, Sandcastle, and other tools and technologies. The goal of the presentation is to show how to build documentation with less effort and more fun.

The PowerPoint file (with links and notes) and the demo project can be found here: The demo project page outlines the dependencies and requirements for building the solution and using the assemblies.

If you run into any issues or have questions, please post a comment below or contact me directly.

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