Tuesday, 20 May 2008

.NET Documentation Tool 8.7 (C#/VB.NET)

The .NET Documentation Tool code documentor automatically builds comprehensive technical software documentation for .NET Framework applications written in VB.NET or C#.

Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Access databases associated with the application may also be documented if required. There is enhanced functionality for documenting ASP.NET web applications, including support for web.config files, CSS files, user controls and web services.

The .NET Documentation Tool builds documentation in in HTML [sample], Microsoft's HTML Help [sample] and text [sample] formats. Color coded, syntax highlighted copies of the .NET and SQL code are included with the reports. The compiled HTML Help reports include fully searchable source code, making the .NET Documentation Tool an invaluable utility in understanding your (or someone else's!) applications. Versions for ASP and Visual Basic 6.0 are also available.

Changes in version 8.7 of the .NET Documentation Tool are:

  • The handling of the .NET Framework 2.0's partial classes has been improved. The .NET Documentation Tool will now show partial classes as a single class with its entities spread across different file locations.

  • Constructor arguments in VB.NET are now being displayed properly.

  • Fixed erroneous alt tag on Components link in bottom right hand frame of HTML format report.

  • Detection of C# classes has been improved.

  • User control detection in source code is now logged to the project's log file.

  • The code documentor's detection of ASP.NET controls (web and validation controls) has been improved.

  • Hyperlink spacing in bottom right hand frame of HTML format documentation has been improved.

  • Reworked the way a project's number of classes are calculated - it now takes partial classes into account.

  • More .NET Framework 2.0 sample code added to the sample project.

Download the .NET Documentation Tool Evaluation Version.NET Documentation Tool Trial Version