Recommended Tags for Documentation Comments (C# Programming Guide)

The C# compiler reads documentation comments in your code and formats them as XML into a file whose name you specify in the /doc command line option. To create the final documentation based on the compiler-generated file, you can create a custom tool, or use a tool such as Sandcastle.

Tags are processed on code constructs such as types and type members.


Documentation comments cannot be applied to a namespace.

The compiler will process any tag that is valid XML. The following tags provide generally used functionality in user documentation.




















(* denotes that the compiler verifies syntax.)

If you want angle brackets to appear in the text of a documentation comment, use &lt; and &gt;. For example, &lt;text in angle brackets&gt;.

See Also


XML Documentation Sample


C# Programming Guide


/doc (Process Documentation Comments) (C# Compiler Options)

XML Documentation Comments (C# Programming Guide)