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Intellisense for assemblies in VS.NET

When developing C# applications in VS.NET, you get intellisense descriptions
for all methods in the .NET class libraries. I've created my own .NET
assembly and included /// C# documentation of all my methods, classes, etc..
The intellisense works great when this .NET assembly project is included in
the solution I'm working on. However, if I just make a reference to the
..dll file instead of including the 'project', the comments/descriptions of
methods, classes, etc., don't show up.

How can I get these comments to show up in intellisense when other
developers use my assembly?

Thanks in advance!

Mark
Nov 15 '05 #1
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In article <ej**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>,
mf****@idonotlikespam.cce.umn.edu says...
When developing C# applications in VS.NET, you get intellisense descriptions
for all methods in the .NET class libraries. I've created my own .NET
assembly and included /// C# documentation of all my methods, classes, etc..
The intellisense works great when this .NET assembly project is included in
the solution I'm working on. However, if I just make a reference to the
.dll file instead of including the 'project', the comments/descriptions of
methods, classes, etc., don't show up.

How can I get these comments to show up in intellisense when other
developers use my assembly?

Thanks in advance!

Mark


You need to make a reference to the project not the dll.

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Thanks
Mark mm
Nov 15 '05 #2
Interesting. Is there any other way to do it? That seems rather limiting.
For example, if I built a .DLL and wanted to share it with you, but didn't
want you to see the original source code, I'd certainly want you to be able
to have intellisense or you'd never ever use it ...

Comments? Thanks again.

Mark

"Mark mm" <ma********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:MP************************@News.CIS.DFN.DE...
In article <ej**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>,
mf****@idonotlikespam.cce.umn.edu says...
When developing C# applications in VS.NET, you get intellisense descriptions for all methods in the .NET class libraries. I've created my own .NET
assembly and included /// C# documentation of all my methods, classes, etc.. The intellisense works great when this .NET assembly project is included in the solution I'm working on. However, if I just make a reference to the
.dll file instead of including the 'project', the comments/descriptions of methods, classes, etc., don't show up.

How can I get these comments to show up in intellisense when other
developers use my assembly?

Thanks in advance!

Mark


You need to make a reference to the project not the dll.

--
Thanks
Mark mm

Nov 15 '05 #3
In article <eL**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl>,
mf****@idonotlikespam.cce.umn.edu says...
Interesting. Is there any other way to do it? That seems rather limiting.
For example, if I built a .DLL and wanted to share it with you, but didn't
want you to see the original source code, I'd certainly want you to be able
to have intellisense or you'd never ever use it ...

Comments? Thanks again.


Check out this google group post it explains all
http://tinyurl.com/2usqe

--
Thanks
Mark mm
Nov 15 '05 #4
Thanks! How do you generate the tinyurl link to articles like that?

Mark

"Mark mm" <ma********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:MP************************@News.CIS.DFN.DE...
In article <eL**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl>,
mf****@idonotlikespam.cce.umn.edu says...
Interesting. Is there any other way to do it? That seems rather limiting. For example, if I built a .DLL and wanted to share it with you, but didn't want you to see the original source code, I'd certainly want you to be able to have intellisense or you'd never ever use it ...

Comments? Thanks again.


Check out this google group post it explains all
http://tinyurl.com/2usqe

--
Thanks
Mark mm

Nov 15 '05 #5
In article <uh**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>,
mf****@idonotlikespam.cce.umn.edu says...
Thanks! How do you generate the tinyurl link to articles like that?

Mark

"Mark mm" <ma********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:MP************************@News.CIS.DFN.DE...
In article <eL**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl>,
mf****@idonotlikespam.cce.umn.edu says...
Interesting. Is there any other way to do it? That seems rather limiting. For example, if I built a .DLL and wanted to share it with you, but didn't want you to see the original source code, I'd certainly want you to be able to have intellisense or you'd never ever use it ...

Comments? Thanks again.


Check out this google group post it explains all
http://tinyurl.com/2usqe

--
Thanks
Mark mm



Goto www.tinyurl.com, and past the url into the text box
--
Thanks
Mark mm
Nov 15 '05 #6
Mark wrote:
How can I get these comments to show up in intellisense when other
developers use my assembly?


Try copying the documentation XML into the same folder as your assembly.

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