Announcing Sandcastle Version 2.4.10115

I am excited to announce the availability of Sandcastle Version 2.4.10115. The latest version is now available for download at http://www.codeplex.com/Sandcastle. My sincere thanks to the Sandcastle user community for providing us with valuable feedback.

What's new in this version:

1. Web Output: Similar to docs published at http://www.asp.net/ajax/documentation/live/. I will post a separate blog about generating weboutput using Sandcastle.

2. Example GUI: A sample GUI under \Example\generic folder

3. Additional transform and syntax generator for documenting Script# (http://projects.nikhilk.net/Projects/ScriptSharp.aspx). I will post a seperate blog about this project.

4. Bug Fixes

Getting Started:

1. Using the command line option for the batch file under Examples/Sandcastle folder to build VS2005 or hana or prototype style CHM or HxS file

1. Build_sandcatle.bat vs2005 test

2. Build_sandcatle.bat prototype test

3. Build_sandcatle.bat hana test

If you need to generate hxs, please uncomment the following line in build_sandcastle.bat. Make sure "Microsoft Help 2.0 SDK" is installed on your machine.

::hxcomp.exe -p output\test.hxc

2. Using msbuild to generate build for VS2005 or hana or prototype, CHM or HxS file

1.    Msbuild build.proj /property:PresentationStyle=vs2005

2.    Msbuild build.proj /property:PresentationStyle=hana

3.    Msbuild build.proj /property:PresentationStyle=prototype

To build hxs, add /target:Hxs, eg: Msbuild build.proj /property:PresentationStyle=vs2005 /target:Hxs

3. Using GUI to generate build for VS2005 or hana or prototype, CHM or HxS file

A sample GUI is provided under \Example\generic folder. I will provide a separate blog about generating a build using the sample GUI.

Issues fixed in this version (Reported by Customers):

1. Sandcastle: Support Sandcastle in 64-bit machine

2. Sandcastle: Private field and method displayed in TOC but not in the detail content

3. Sandcastle: Remove Hardcoded space in file "script_feedBack.js".

4. Sandcastle: ChmBuilder only processes *.htm files. It should process *.html.

5. Sandcastle: Distinguish exe and dll's

6. Sandcastle: MSHelp Technology attribute is not present

7. Sandcastle: language filter does not align with navigator (prototype style)

8. Sandcastle: In Hana and Prototype styles, the span.selfLink class is missing and this causes links with that style to appear as blanks in the help file

9. Sandcastle: The Hana style fails to display the class name in the remarks for the Properties and Methods pages

10. Sandcastle: Support for VersionBuilder in Prototype and Hana styles

11. Sandcastle: Document Script#

12. Sandcastle: ApplyVSDocModel.xsl hangs when processing Microsoft.Exchange.Server.Storage.PropTags.org

13. Sandcastle: Example section need to improve.

14. Sandcastle: The "Members" section of Enum in Firefox is different from in IE

15. SandCastle: Chinese build has garbage chars (prototype and vsorcas style)

16. Sandcastle: "Namspaces" link takes us to an empty page (prototype style)

17. Sandcastle: "Copy Code" works incorrectly in FireFox

18. Sandcastle: section collapse does not works as expected all the time in Firefox.

19. Sandcastle: BuildAssembler.exe raised an error

20. Sandcastle: The Version of CommandLine.dll is not matched for DBCSFix.exe

21. Sandcastle: A warning about "nsrtitle" (Vs2005 style)

22. Sandcastle: Change 2005 to 2008 in copyright info (prototype style)

23. Sandcastle: MRefBuilder namespace ripping feature bug

24. Sandcastle: Bug in ripping nested classes

25. Sandcastle: Bug when doing a build that includes privates (/internal+) results in the non-nested class being ripped and the nested class being left

26. SandCastle: The icon of protected delegate is shown as public in .chm file 

Cheers.

 

Anand..