Sandcastle – Documenting Managed Class Libraries

If you've always wanted to create MSDN-like documentation for your managed class libraries, you'll want to take a look at a project called Sandcastle. For an overview of this project, see Sandcastle Overview, which includes an attached PowerPoint presentation about it. The first CTP is now available (Announcing Sandcastle CTP) and you can find instructions on building a CHM here: Creating a CHM build using Sandcastle. To keep current on this project, be sure to follow this blog: Sandcastle.


Comments (5)
  1. I have been using Sandcastle internally for years at Microsoft.  It has helped automate API documentation…

  2. G.T. says:

    Just downloaded the tool, and the funny think is, there is no single document inside to help you use the command line set of files which the tools is.

    What an irony, I have a Microsoft tool that helps you to build document for your code, and it is not documented, must search the blogs for that 🙂

  3. Anand Raman says:


    We will include detailed documentation with our future CTP releases. has details and additional documentation.


  4. Louis-Philippe Perras says:

    We developed a Visual Studio 2005 addin to make Sandcastle really easy to use with any solution in the IDE.  Take a look at in the news section to find out more.


  5. Rob Caron says:

    You may recall a release in July of the first Sandcastle CTP (Sandcastle – Documenting Managed Class…

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