COM Documentation Made Easy

Document! X is a combination of an automated COM (ActiveX) Documentation Tool and a full documentation authoring environment which can be used to create and maintain accurate, professional quality documentation for COM Components and Type Libraries.

Document! X is not just an automated documentation build tool - it is also includes a fully featured documentation authoring environment allowing you to author supplementary content (descriptions of web service resources and operations, hyperlinks to related pages or web sites etc.) where required. Leverage your existing COM HelpStrings where available and create additional content in a rich and easy to use WYSIWYG authoring environment.

Document! X is the trusted COM Component / Type Library documentation solution chosen by individuals and organizations worldwide for over 20 years

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Why Use Document! X?

  • Fast, accurate, professional quality COM Component / Type Library documentation;
  • Market leading authoring tools for creating supplementary content;
  • Documentation pages generated for class, interface, structure, enumeration, method, property, field, event;
  • Automatically integrates the generated documentation with F1 Help;
  • 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) or web ready pure HTML including a full Table of Contents, Index and Full Text Search.

Demonstration Movies

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

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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Content Authoring Options

You can choose to author content in your COM Component / Type Library Source Code (using HelpStrings) and/or using the rich authoring environment of the Document! X Content File editor. 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.

Single Source Build and Publish

Your documentation projects can be built to Browser Help, CHM (Html Help 1.x) or Microsoft Help Viewer (Visual Studio® 2010-2019). All of the specific requirements for the different output formats are handled for your automatically and you can build all outputs from a single project. Automatic publishing makes it quick and simple to deploy the generated output to your web site, ftp server or network location.

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.

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Document Everything

Document! X doesn't just document COM Components and Type Libraries, it supports a wide variety of solution elements. One consistent and comprehensive toolset for all of your technical documentation requirements.

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