Bug Fix Release v1.0.1.3

We are pleased to announce an update is available for the Live Documenter that fixes a couple of known issues, this is immediately available using your original download link or alternatively it can be downloaded by going to the Live Documenter product page. To upgrade existing installations, simply download the latest version and run the installer. Fixes in this release include: Fixes a problem that occurs when adding <code> elements to <para> elements Fixes an issue that meant top level <example> elements were not displayed Fixed a problem that occurs when the application parses unknown elements Fixed a problem that occurred while parsing the pre-formatted content from a <code> element Fixed an exception that occurred in very very large parameter lists Added a check to make sure SP1 of the v3.5 .NET framework is available to stop an exception thrown by...

Beta Registration is Open

Registration is now open for the Live Documenter v1.2 beta. To register you will need to complete the registration form and then (when the beta opens) we will send you the invite email with all of the necessary information and the all important download link. By being a beta tester and helping us out, we will be giving away free copies of the Live Documenter v1.2 after it’s released. For more details and to register go to the registration form...

Preview: Better File Management with Projects

Live Documenter allows you to load a solution, project file or assembly and immediately view the XML comments as documentation. But what if you have your public API libraries spread across multiple solutions or projects? In the past you would have to create a new project or switch between libraries, but with the new documentation projects and project management features. Managing which libraries are documented has become as easy as exporting your documentation with Live Documenter. What are documentation projects? Live Documenter projects allow you to add and remove libraries, set project specific settings such as which members should be filtered and where the documentation be published to. And to save these settings to a project file which can easily be opened from your file system or through the Live Documenter interface. How will documentation projects work? After opening a solution, project or library you can see the add and remove toolbar icons are available. You can add a solution, project or file and it will merge the libraries together under a single documentation set. Remove shows you a list of assemblies in the documentation and allows you to remove them one by one. You will see the effects of adding and removing libraries immediately. After you have configured your documentation you can save this as a Live Documenter project file. The project file also stores other information about your documentation and how you wish to view it. It stores the current build configuration being viewed, the filters being applied and where the documentation is being published to. Documentation projects simplify how you manage the documentation for your projects by:...

Live Documenter Export goes to Alpha

To celebrate the release of Live Documenter to alpha testing, we are going to give you a preview of some of the changes and enhancements over the next few weeks. To start, here is a preview of the export functionality. The Live Documenter has always been about quick and easy and we have been working to make sure you don’t have to suffer another 40 minute export. Quick exports and the ability to see your documentation without waiting for the export to complete make the Live Documenter great. Output Formats Currently Live Documenter can export to Web (HTML/XHTML), XML, HTML Help 1, HTML Help 2 and MS Help Viewer. These are based on an XSLT/XML conversion process which allows greater flexibility over the output and styling. The first set of exporters are styled in the lightweight MSDN website style. The web output is XHTML transitional but can be updated and extended easily to HTML 5. It is easy to style and customise (as are all the output formats). The Process One of the advantages of using the Live Documenter is that it is live, being able to see your documentation before its exported saves you time in the long run. So after you are happy with the documentation you can press that export button. When you click the export button you are presented with the export dialogue which gives you some very simple options. What is the output location, which members do you want to export and finally what kind of output would you like. All there is left to do is hit that Export button. You won’t have to wait to...