Building help from the source with Sandcastle


As an exercise, I used Sandcastle Help File Builder, which is a nice little GUI to wrap the command-line utility Sandcastle.

To see how it works, download and install those 2 programs and open GeodesiX.shfbproj in the project’s root folder (it will auto-associate with SFHB). The build takes several minutes.

The result is a nice MSDN-style help file, which displays nicely with Internet Explorer but sends Google Chrome into a fit.
Take a peek (don’t open with Chrome, which can’t seem to handle the MS-style javascript!).

This concludes the tutorial, I hope you found it instructive.

 Posted by on 2011/04/07 at 19:19

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