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SHFB v1.9.7.0 with Visual Studio Package

Rating:        Based on 7 ratings
Reviewed:  5 reviews
Downloads: 32339
Change Set: 102391
Released: Apr 7, 2013
Updated: Apr 7, 2013 by EWoodruff
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

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 new release contains bug fixes and feature enhancements. There are some potential breaking changes in this release as some features of the Help File Builder have been moved into Sandcastle itself. See the release notes for details.

See the Sandcastle Release Notes for details on all of the changes made to the underlying Sandcastle tools and presentation styles. This release contains significant improvements to the BuildAssembler tool to help improve its performance and reduce its memory usage.

See the Sandcastle Help File Buider 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 Sandcastle, the various extra items, the Sandcastle Help File Builder core components, and the Visual Studio extension package.

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 April 2013
  • 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
  • Sandcastle Help File Builder
  • SHFB Visual Studio Extension Package

Reviews for this release

Good, but has partial support of non-English locales and code pages for CHM
by afsherman on Oct 2, 2013 at 4:18 PM
Great at what it does. The only thing keeping it from 5 stars in my mind is VS2013 support
by bc3tech on Sep 26, 2013 at 4:49 PM
it is just perfect.
by mehmet6parmak on Sep 23, 2013 at 9:29 AM
Visual Studio integration is flawless and EASY to use. The documentation got me started with the "documentation" project, but from there, it's fairly intuitive from there. Great stuff!
by gychoy on Sep 10, 2013 at 8:29 PM
Excellent!! As long as your code is properly commented with Xml code comments, you cannot find a more complete or convenient way to create technical documentation. Generating the documentation as web pages also means that you can apply your own styling and host it on your server for external developers or consultants to access when working collaboratively with your development team.
by WJKoegelenberg on Aug 20, 2013 at 2:34 PM