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Create conceptual documentation only

Topics: User Forum
Dec 2, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Hallo there,

is there a trick to create a sandcastle documentation that contains only conceptual content. I mean: No documentation sources have been added to the help file builder project actually, just maml content and a content layout file of course. If we do not explicity specify at least one documentation source SHFB brings up an error message:


SHFB: Error BE0039: The project does not have any documentation sources defined


Is there a way to achive this without the need to include a "dummy" documentation source?


BTW: The SHFB is great work and a huge contribution to the Sandcastle project. In contrast to that Sandcastle seems to me a little bit like a neglected child from Microsoft.

Dec 2, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Add the Additional Content Only plug-in to the project's PlugInConfigurations property.  It will cause SHFB to skip all the API documentation steps and produce a help file based on the conceptual content alone.