Lutz Roeder, a fantastic developer of ultra-helpful tools, took his “Documentor” application – which allowed a developer to preview what XML document comments would look like rendered into end-user documentation – down from his site. He was nice enough to send me the source for it, though, so I’ve converted it into a Visual Studio tool window add-in via the rich plug-in framework offered by the Developer Express, Inc. package, DXCore (which also supports CodeRush for Visual Studio .NET).
This plug-in allows you to see a preview of your XML document comments – a la Roeder’s original Documentor – real-time, as you edit the comments in Visual Studio.
Installation is as easy as copying a DLL into a folder. The included readme.txt outlines installation, usage, and workarounds for known issues.
Requires DXCore 1.1.40 or later (DXCore is a FREE download from Developer Express – go get it!).
Download CR_Documentor 1.6.0.0909
But doesn’t good code really speak for itself??? 🙂