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Allow Folders as sources

Feb 25, 2008 at 5:34 AM
In the solution containing SHFB, if new project is added, it is required to include the reference of the newly added project (dll) into the SHFB. Now, in case of continuous builds (automated builds), to save from an extra step, we don't want any developer to include the reference in the SHFB. The newly created DLL should be automatically referenced in the SHFB.

In otherwords, in SHFB we should have an ability to reference DLL's and XML's just through a FOLDER containing DLL's and XML's. If someone references a folder, all DLL's and XML's, having same names, in that folder should get automatically referenced to the SHFB.
Feb 25, 2008 at 4:02 PM
Assuming that you are using the console mode builder in your build process, just leave the assemblies out of the project and specify a "-assembly=folder\*.dll" command line option. It will then add assemblies to document based on the wildcard. Coming in the next release (, a new "-vsimport" command line option has been added that supports importing assembly and XML comments file information from an actual VS solution or project file.

Feb 27, 2008 at 12:25 PM
Thank you Eric,
This works for me.