Reduce time and effort using a .NET Documentation Tool

Document! X is a combination of an automated .NET documentation tool and a full documentation authoring environment which can be used to create accurate, professional quality dotnet documentation for assemblies created with any .NET language (C#, Visual Basic, C++/CLI etc.).

Document! X is not just an automated documentation build tool - it is also includes a fully featured documentation authoring environment allowing you to create supplementary content (descriptions and remarks for Namespaces, Classes, Interfaces, Enumerations, members, hyperlinks to related pages, example code, index kewords etc.) where required.

Document! X is the documentation tool chosen by leading .NET component vendors including Infragistics, Xceed, Telerik, Dundas, Janus, Farpoint and GrapeCity.

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Why Choose Document! X for .NET Documentation?

  • Fast, accurate, professional quality documentation;
  • Market leading authoring tools for creating supplementary content;
  • Documentation pages generated for assembly, namespace, class, interface, structure, enumeration, constructor, method, property, field, delegate;
  • Automatically integrates the generated documentation with the Visual Studio F1 Help and Dynamic Help Window;
  • Customizable HTML based template driven output can be adapted to your requirements and ships with standard phrases pre-translated to 9 different languages;
  • Generate documentation to HTML Help 1.x (CHM), Help 2.x, Microsoft Help Viewer 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

Visual Comment Editor & Visual Studio Integration

The Document! X Visual Studio Visual Comment Editor provides a unique fully Visual Editor for your VB.NET, C#, F# or C++/CLI source code comments. Integrated directly with the Visual Studio IDE, the Visual Comment Editor allows you to create and edit comments directly within an editable preview of the generated documentation. Comments created with the Visual Editor are written back to your source code in standard XML format.

Document! X commands added to the Visual Studio toolbar and solution explorer context menu make it quick and easy to edit comments, create and build a documentation project right from within Visual Studio.

Content Authoring Options

You can also author content outside of source code if you wish, or combine both approaches and have some content in source XML comments and some in Document! X Content Files.

This approach is common as it allows technical writers to contribute more extensive content, or override content defined in source comments for editorial reasons, without preventing developers from documenting in the source.

The same great authoring environment, including dynamic spell check, hyperlink designer and designers for example code, permissions, exceptions, index keywords etc. are available both in the Visual Studio Integrated Visual Comment Editor and in the Document! X Content File Editor.

Object Model Diagrams

Document! X automatically generates object relationship diagrams for your classes. Specific relationships can be ignored where necessary (e.g. a relationship back to a parent object). Collection objects are automatically recognized and appropriately represented.

Demonstration Movies

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

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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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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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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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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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 Document! X as your documentation tool immediately delivers the following benefits:

  1. Documentation can be built by Document! X in moments, reducing the amount of manual effort involved in creating a documentation set to virtually zero;
  2. The Visual Comment Editor integrated with Visual Studio dramatically simplifies the process of documenting in source code and gives the developer a view of the whole documentation page which makes it easy to spot gaps in the documentation and typos;
  3. The documentation generated by Document! X is accurate and always up to date. Creating the same documentation manually is error prone and very labor intensive;
  4. Documentation for the assembly you have documented is immediately available in Visual Studio using F1 or the Dynamic Help window;
  5. Producing a documentation set for your .NET assembly makes it more maintainable as there is a structured reference to accompany the source code and API;

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