Help File Builder and Tools v2014.5.31.0

Rating:        Based on 7 ratings
Reviewed:  7 reviews
Downloads: 19661
Change Set: 106094
Released: May 31, 2014
Updated: May 31, 2014 by EWoodruff
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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General Information

IMPORTANT: On some systems, the content of the ZIP file is blocked and the installer may fail to run. Before extracting it, right click on the ZIP file, select Properties, and click on the Unblock button if it is present in the lower right corner of the General tab in the properties dialog.

This release completes removal of the branding transformations and implements the new VS2013 presentation style that utilizes the new lightweight website format. Several breaking changes had to be made in order to support it properly. You will need to rebuild any custom plug-ins, components, and presentation styles against the latest version of the Sandcastle and Help File Builder assemblies.

See the Sandcastle Tools 2014.5.31.0 Release Notes for details on all of the changes made to the underlying Sandcastle tools and presentation styles.

See the Sandcastle Help File Buider 2014.5.31.0 Release Notes for details on all of the changes made to the Sandcastle Help File Builder and the Visual Studio Package.

This release uses the Sandcastle Guided Installation package. Download and extract to a folder and then run SandcastleInstaller.exe to run the guided installation of the Sandcastle Help File Builder and Tools core components, the Visual Studio extension package, and extras.

What's Included
  • Help 1 compiler check and instructions on where to download it and how to install it if needed
  • Help 2 compiler check and instructions on where to download it and how to install it if needed
  • Sandcastle Help File Builder and Tools v2014.5.31.0
  • SHFB Visual Studio Extension Package
  • An option to install the MAML schemas in Visual Studio to provide IntelliSense for MAML topics
  • An option to install MAML snippets in Visual Studio to provide insertion of common MAML elements in topics while editing

Reviews for this release

     
Documentation is good. Now it's baked in to VS? Perfect. Needs better help though.
by redwards510 on Aug 28 at 10:52 PM
     
Perfect help file builder for integration with code.
by skywing1209 on Aug 28 at 6:12 AM
     
A truly fantastic product with an impressive visual studio 2013 template update. Keep up the good work.
by DaTribe on Aug 17 at 9:36 AM
     
Thank you for continuing to enhance and maintain this exceptional tool. I am very pleased with the new VS 2013 theme well. Another thing I noticed was that the html content scales much better on a variety of browsers and screen resolutions. Keep it up!
by aluanh on Jul 25 at 7:16 AM
     
A good thing just keeps getting better. I've enjoyed using Sandcastle for documentation since .Net 2.0, and I have yet to find anything that can beat it. This next generation of the help file builder will be invaluable.
by Markipelago on Jul 17 at 3:37 PM
     
Excellent as always! Thanks!
by miesch1 on Jun 17 at 9:10 PM
     
Super glad to see the HTML styling updates, great work as usual, thanks.
by hyspdrt on Jun 2 at 7:40 AM