Document! X - Web Service Documentation Tool

Document! X is a combination of an automated Web Service Documentation tool and a full documentation authoring environment which can be used to create accurate, professional quality Web Api documentation for both SOAP and REST services.

Document! X is not just an automated Web Service documentation build tool - it is also includes a fully featured documentation authoring environment allowing you to author supplementary content (descriptions of resource groups, resources, operations, parameters; hyperlinks to related pages or web sites etc.) where required.

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Why Choose Document! X for Web Service Documentation

  • Fast, accurate, professional quality Web Service documentation for SOAP and REST Web Services;
  • Market leading authoring tools for creating supplementary content;
  • Document resource groups, resources, operations, parameters, requests, responses, faults, Json Schemas embedded XSD Schemas (SOAP);
  • Customizable HTML based template driven output can be adapted to your requirements;
  • Generates documentation to HTML Help 1.x (CHM) or web ready pure HTML including a full Table of Contents, Index and Full Text Search.

Sample Outputs

These sample outputs illustrate how much can be generated by Document! X right out of the box. All of the Document! X Templates are fully customizable and can be easily adapted or extended to meet your specific requirements.

Live Samples

Author Content in Source

Document! X can use existing descriptions contained in the Web Service Definition (i.e. the SOAP WSDL, .swagger file or WCF Help Pages) where they are available. This means that you can leverage your existing investment in describing your Web Service. 

Authoring Additional Content Externally

You can also author content in Document! X Content Files if you would like to maintain some or all of the database documentation content outside of the Web Service Definition, or if you are not using a Web Service Definition that contains descriptions.

The full featured HTML Editor, Dynamic and Project Spell Check, Find and Replace and Link Check tools make authoring activities as productive as possible.

SOAP Schema Diagrams

Document! X automatically generates comprehensive diagrams for any embedded XML Schemas in the SOAP services you are documenting. The XSD diagrams provide an easy to understand representation of your Schema structure.

Example XSD Schema Documentation Diagram
Example Schema Diagram

Demonstration Movies

These short movies provide a great way to discover what can be achieved using Document! X.

Documenting a Database

This short introductory movie will take you through the process of creating a new Document! X Project for a Database (7 minutes).

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Documenting a COM Component

This short introductory movie will take you through the process of creating a new Document! X Project for a COM Component or Type Library (6 minutes).

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Documenting an Xsd Schema

This movie will take you through the process of producing documentation from an XSD Schema file using Document! X. (10 mins)

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Documenting a Javascript Library

This movie will demonstrate how Document! X can be used to create documentation for Javascript, both simple javascript function libraries as well as javascript object models and jQuery plugins and widgets. (13 mins)

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Documenting a Web Service

This movie will take you through the process of producing documentation for a Web Service (SOAP or REST) using Document! X. (11 mins)

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Documenting .NET Assemblies

This introductory movie will take you through the process of creating a new Document! X Project for one or more Microsoft .NET Assemblies (13 minutes).

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Publishing to a web site, ftp server or network location

This movie demonstrates the new Publishing functionality introduced in 2015.1. Publishing makes it easy to publish output generated by Document! X or HelpStudio to a web server or network location. A range of publishing methods are supported; you can publish to an Azure web site, a web site running on IIS, a web site that supports uploading via ftp, or directly to a local network path. (11 mins)

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Finding Undocumented Items

This movie provides a quick introduction to finding items in a project that still require documentation by using the Undocumented Items tool. (4 mins)

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Using Document! X with Visual Studio 2010

This movie demonstrates how Document! X integrates with Visual Studio 2010 and how it can become part of a routine development documentation workflow (5 mins).

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Introduction to Source Control

This video provides a demonstration on how to enable Source Control functionality, add a project to Source Control and access Source Control features in a Source Control enabled project. (6 mins)

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Automatic optimization for Tablet and Mobile devices

This video demonstrates how the Responsive Output feature allows you to generate content that automatically adapts to the device type of the browser, providing an optimal experience for Mobile, Tablet and Desktop users from a single output. (5 mins)

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Introduction to Localization features

This video will demonstrate how to use the localization features by enabling localization and creating both an English and Japanese output from the Document! X .NET sample project (9 mins).

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Using Build Profiles to create multiple outputs

This short video provides a demonstration of how you can configure a project to create multiple outputs from a single source, with each output driven by a separate options defined in the Build Profile. (3 minutes)

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Benefits of using Document! X

Using an automated documentation tool immediately delivers the following benefits:

  1. Web Service documentation can be built by Document! X from your existing Web Service Definition in moments, reducing the amount of manual effort involved in creating a documentation set to virtually zero;
  2. The documentation generated by Document! X is accurate and always up to date. Creating the same documentation manually is error prone;
  3. Producing a documentation set for your Web Service SDK makes it more maintainable as there is a structured reference to accompany the service;

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