Seriously, there's something else though, I keep getting this error although I managed to have a new project build after fiddling around, closing and reopening, pressing Ctrl+Shift+S before build, etc...
The project that I care about just won't build... I'm guessing maybe the setting is copied to some other places and not being updated at all or something...
I'll demonstrate the problem:
From command line, with VS closed (I didn't mark the whole width of the console, so there's some lines partially missing):
C:\Docs> msbuild Docs.shfbproj
SHFB : error BE0043: Unexpected error detected in last build step. See output
above for details. [C:\Docs\Docs.shfbproj]
Build details can be found in C:\Docs\Log.txt
Done Building Project "C:\Docs\Docs.shfbproj" (default ta
rgets) -- FAILED.
"C:\Docs\Docs.shfbproj" (default target) (1) ->
(CoreBuildHelp target) ->
SHFB : error BE0043: Unexpected error detected in last build step. See outpu
t above for details. [C:\Docs\Docs.shfbproj]
Time Elapsed 00:00:27.66
and in log.txt
Info: CachedResolveReferenceLinksComponent: Searching directory 'C:\Docs\T
emp' for targets files of the form 'reflection.xml'.
Info: CachedResolveReferenceLinksComponent: Loaded 195255 reference targets.
[Sandcastle Help File Builder, version 184.108.40.206]
Cached Resolve Reference Links 2 Component. Copyright © 2006-2012,
Eric Woodruff, All Rights Reserved
Info: CachedResolveReferenceLinksComponent: Loaded 687 cached MSDN URL entries
Info: IfThenComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: BrandingComponent: Instantiating component.
BUILDASSEMBLER : error : BrandingComponent: Self-branding is required for HtmlHe
lp1 help format. [C:\Docs\Temp\BuildConceptualTopics.proj]
Last step completed in 00:00:17.1957
SHFB: Error BE0043: Unexpected error detected in last build step. See output ab
ove for details.