Document! X is not just an automated documentation build tool - it includes a fully featured documentation authoring environment allowing you to supplement the automatically generated content where required.
Document! X supports a wide variety of solution elements. One consistent, customizable and comprehensive toolset for all of your technical documentation requirements.
.NET Framework Assemblies (.NET 1.0 - 4.x, .NET Standard, .NET Core, Silverlight)
REST or SOAP from Swagger, WCF, WSDL, WADL or Other
Access, SQL Server, Oracle or other OLEDB
XSD Schema files or implied Xml Schemas from Xml files
From Java source code created with any Java development tool.
Compiled COM Components, Controls or Type Libraries
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.
Overview of a .NET class, including an automatically generated Object Relationship Diagram, Inheritance Hierarchy and Syntax in multiple .NET languages.
Page for a specific .NET constructor overload, including a link to the method summary page listing other overloads.
Overview of the COM class, including an automatically generated Object Relationship Diagram.
Page generated for an XSD Complex Type, including a type diagram, overview data tree and XSD Source Code.
Page generated for a Table, including Properties, Columns, Indexes, Relationships and SQL Source (where available). Also includes dependencies if documenting a Sql Server database.
Page generated for a GET Operation in a REST Web Service. Details the parameters, request/response data types and any fault responses.
Page generated for a SOAP Web Service method. Details the parameters, request/response data types and any fault responses.
Schema diagrams are automatically generated for web service operations that use XSD Types and XSD documentation pages.
These short movies provide a great way to discover what can be achieved using Document! X.
This short introductory movie will take you through the process of creating a new Document! X Project for a Database (7 minutes).
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).
This movie will take you through the process of producing documentation from an XSD Schema file using Document! X. (10 mins)
This movie will take you through the process of producing documentation for a Web Service (SOAP or REST) using Document! X. (11 mins)
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).
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)
This movie provides a quick introduction to finding items in a project that still require documentation by using the Undocumented Items tool. (4 mins)
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).
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)
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)
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).
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)
Developing accurate documentation, particularly for complex components or database schemas, has traditionally been a time consuming, costly and skills intensive task. Documentation during development can be seen as a moving target and at the end of a project developers are often immediately re-assigned to new development tasks, which can leave most projects poorly documented.
With Document! X, documentation can be automatically produced throughout design and development without requiring investment of developer resources, providing development teams with an accurate and up to date reference and allowing new developers to jump the learning curve of new components and schemas. Document! X makes producing documentation a natural and productive activity for developers and technical writers alike.
This flexibility allows you to include basic documentation in the source code and use the rich Document! X Content File editor to author extended content or make post-development edits.
Document! X integrates seamlessly with Visual Studio® 2010-2019. Documentation Projects can be created, opened and built directly from your Visual Studio solution. A Visual Comment Editor is included for creating and maintaining your source code comments in Visual Basic .NET, C#, C++/CLI and F# source code.
Author and maintain your Visual Basic .NET, C#, C++/CLI or F# source code comments directly within a preview of how the generated documentation will look.
The Document! X Visual Studio Visual Comment Editor provides a unique fully Visual Editor for your VB.NET, C# or C++/CLI source code comments, integrated directly with the Visual Studio IDE. The Visual Comment Editor allows you to create and edit Xml comments in a WYSIWYG preview of the generated documentation.
Even though you can author your content in a fully WYSIWYG editor, comments created or edited with the Visual Comment Editor are written back to your source code in standard XML source comment format.
Document! X can document assemblies created with any Visual Studio language. The Visual Comment Editor supports C#, Visual Basic, C++/CLI and F# projects.
Build your documentation projects directly from Visual Studio. Integrate Document! X with your team build using the provided command line build .exe, msbuild task or Workflow activity.
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Planning to use Document! X for a specific type of documentation, or looking for a case study? Check out the feature guide, functional area and case study pages below for targeted product information, examples and screenshots.