Creating a Chm build using Sandcastle

Here are the steps to create a Chm build using Sandcastle. Please see the atatchment for the steps in text format.   Prerequisites: 1.    .Net Framework 2.0 2.    For Chm generation download HTML Help Workshop –     How do Reference Build From /// Comments using Sandcastle V2.0: Sandcastle can read authored triple-slash comments…


A few faqs about Sandcastle

I’m super excited about the response to the Sandcastle CTP launch.  Much of the response has been positive, and folks have asked some great questions.  Let me try to address a few of the common questions people have about the site: Where can post Sandcastle related questions?Please post all Sandcastle related questions and discussions at…


Announcing Sandcastle CTP

Sandcastle CTP can now be downloaded at Instructions: 1. Visit the above link to download and install Sandcastle.2. After installing Sandcastle, click here to create a sample CHM build.   Anand..


What’s new in August 2006 Sandcastle CTP

August 2006 Sandcastle CTP is currently available at Here is a summary of what’s new in this CTP version: Firefox support for Sandcasltle generated HTMs 3 different link options (local, Index and MSDN) in sandcastle.config file. /internal+- option in MrefBuilder enables documentation of private APIs to be produced for the internal consumption of development teams Support…


Announcing November 2006 Sandcastle CTP

The November 2006 CTP version for Sandcastle is now available for download at Our sincere thanks to the Sandcastle user community and to Eric Woodruff for providing us with valuable feedback. What’s new in this version: Support for the following nDoc custom tags: <overloads> <preliminary> <threadsafety> <note Generating Friendly HTM names (A new transform…


Sandcastle Configuration (sandcastle.config)

Overview Sandcastle builds documentation for any managed class libraries. Sandcastle requires the following inputs: A set of managed assemblies (.dlls or .exes) to document The set of assemblies on which the operation of those assemblies depend (aka dependencies) XML comment files like those generated from /// comments using the /doc option. XML documentation comments can…


Sandcastle project removed from Codeplex

  We have removed Sandcastle project from Codeplex after carefully evaluating the feedback from this thread (currently unavailable). There are few options such as the following: Publish the source code for Sandcastle and revive this project in Codeplex Migrate sandcastle to MSDN Code gallery at I am going to evaluate these and other options carefully…


Announcing March 2007 Sandcastle CTP

I am excited to announce the availability of March 2007 CTP version for Sandcastle. The latest version is now available for download at My sincere thanks to the Sandcastle user community and to Eric Woodruff for providing us with valuable feedback. What’s new in this version: Added 4 new transforms under production tools folder….


Sandcastle Customer Projects

We released June CTP version of Sandcastle earlier this week and got some great feedback (and bugs) from forums, blogs and via email about this release. The sandcastle blog ( provides details on this release.   Community Projects: We already have 2 GUI projects available at Codeplex that supports June CTP as I am super impressed with how quickly Dave…


Sandcastle Overview

Attached power point slides provide a high level overview of Sandcastle. I will be posting more design details after we ship the CTP version Anand.. SandcastleV2.ppt