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IntelliSense Component and conceptual build

May 5, 2014 at 6:48 PM
Hello, I get this error in my log file:

Skipping component 'IntelliSense Component' not used in conceptual build

I just wonder what makes a build a conceptual build and how to change it in order to use the IntelliSense component?
May 5, 2014 at 8:44 PM
It's not an error, just an informational message when the configuration files are generated. Conceptual builds are for MAML topics. MAML topics contain no API members thus there are no XML comments to parse for IntelliSense. A conceptual build step will execute if you have a content layout file in the project. The conceptual.config BuildAssembler configuration file is generated in the MergeCustomConfigs build step. You should see the messages about the sandcastle.config in the same build step in which it does insert the IntelliSense component.

May 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM
Thanks Eric, I unfortunately figured most of it before you reply but your answer is more informative.