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I'm creating a doc project for my c# program. I've done this before but this
time sonething is wrong. I build my doc project and is succeeds but when I
open the help file, there is no documentation there. I enabled XML
documentation file under build properties and have recompiled my program but
still I have nothing. What am I doing wrong?
Aug 22 '08 #1
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On Aug 22, 5:53*am, ScottRadDev <ScottRad...@nospam.nospamwrote:
I'm creating a doc project for my c# program. I've done this before but this
time sonething is wrong. I build my doc project and is succeeds but when I
open the help file, there is no documentation there. I enabled XML
documentation file under build properties and have recompiled my program but
still I have nothing. What am I doing wrong?
* * *-ScottRadDev
Sorry, what program are you using to create the documentation?
Some programs have bugs so they don't work.
You also must enable the XML documentation file under build properties
in VS and then specify the location of that XML file in the
documentation program.

I recommend using NDoc. It creates high quality, nice looking
documentation, with lots of different available styles.
For .NET 2.0 assemblies, you'll need an unofficial version, which you
can get at: http://www.kynosarges.de/NDoc.html
Unfortunately, when using NDoc, you have to edit the NDoc.js file a
tiny bit after it's created so that it can be viewed in Firefox, but
it's not too much of a hassle. At least it's free!

Please post what program you're using, so we'll be able to help you
Aug 23 '08 #2
Hello ScootRadDev,

Welcome Microsoft Newsgroup Support Service! My name is Hongye Sun [MSFT].
It's my pleasure to work with your on this issue.

Based on my understanding of your issue, I know that you are trying to use
an documentation project to build a help file by reading information from
xml documentation file generated by VS.net. I know it is strange that the
doc project was once working well but failed this time without any error.
Is it possible for you to help us to collect some information that will
narrow down the problem.

1. Is the xml documentation file generated correctly? You can open file in
the path which you specified in the project properties/build tab. And check
if the XML file contains all the documentation comments in your code.
2. If the xml documentation is empty or obviously not correct, could you
please send me the source code of your C# program via email? My email is
For the detail of programming guide of XML documentation comments, please
refer to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...f7(VS.80).aspx.

If the xml documentation file is correct, please check:
3. Is the doc project a third party software, like NDOC? And what is it?
4. If yes, is there any error or build log generated by third party
software? For example: NDoc's build log is located in the doc folder under
its execution path. Please send it to me.
5. If the xml doc is correct, and there is no error generated by third
party software, and there is still no documentation in help file. Possibly,
it is caused by third party software bug or incorrect configuration or
usage. You can connect to the third party website and community to see if
they can help you on that.

I will wait for your further information. Thanks.

Hongye Sun (ho*****@online.microsoft.com, remove 'online.')
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