Commercial Licensing

We have been receiving a lot of email about commercial licensing. So to stop further confusion here is the current setup with regards to Live Documenter. At present there is no commercial licensing for this product and that will be decided when the software is complete. The software will be complete when the exporting functionality is completed. At this point the full licensing model will be developed and published. In the mean time please feel free to use the software in both commercial and non-commercial software. The current version v1.0.1 will always remain free for use. Please accept our apologies for the delays in development, we hit an architectural issue with the exporting functionality. However that is now resolved, we are continuing to develop this functionality and are excited about the possibilities and...

Update

Firstly; thanks so far to the 1500 people who have downloaded the Live Documenter. For your support and feedback. The Box Software is still working away behind the scenes on the export functionality. We are still looking at first quarter of this year release schedule. So over the next month or so you should start seeing some updates and previews on this website; and a notification via email when it is released for all our newsletter...

Live Documenter V1.0.1 Released

Wow things have been hectic here. Thanks to everyone for their feedback and to those who sent in error reports. It is really helping us to make this product even better. So thank you! Version 1.0.1 has been released adding stability and a few enhancements, including better error reporting so we can iron out any issues you may have. A full list of all of the fixes and enhancements can be found at the end of this post. But now… What’s coming up? Exporting. We understand that some people still need to export documentation for clients and websites etc. So we are now hard at work implementing exporting. But we would really like to here what it is you think lacks on other documenters or that you would like to see or not see in ours. We haven’t been at it long but we got too excited and wanted you to see some of the first glimpse from exporting websites. Let us know what you think on Twitter, User Voice or good old email. Version 1.0.1 of Live Documenter You can download your copy straight away. Download your FREE* copy. Email We hate spam too, and will not pass on your email address. * free for non commercial use. Version 1.0.1 changes Exception thrown when viewing projects using Microsoft Code Contracts Exception thrown in dutch locales (overlocalisation issue .NET WPF) Bug in back/forward navigation would occasionally lose your place Exception thrown attempting to load some unmanaged libraries Exception thrown when reading in some solutions (different version issue) Cannot close or cancel the error report dialogue Error after sending error...

Getting started with the Live Documenter

The Live Documenter is a .NET documentation viewer. It opens up the information stored in all of those XML tags and makes them available, quickly. Here is a little introduction to help get your documentation displayed in the Live Documenter. Solutions, projects and libraries To start you just simply need to point the application at a Visual Studio solution or project file. Or if you want to only view the documentation associated with a single library you can do that too. After a couple of fleeting seconds the application will show you all of the compiled libraries you have selected. The colour of the names of the assemblies let you know if there is documentation linked to them; black text means the comments have been found and loaded, grey means that no documentation has been found. This is generally because the XML comment file has not been output by the compiler. Make Visual Studio output your code comments Visual Studio has a property setting that informs the compiler it should output the XML code documentation as part of the build process. If you do not have this set you will find that there are no comments for any of your libraries. You will need to set the property for each of the projects in your solution. For each project, right click the project and select properties. In the properties window select build and at the bottom (seen below) is the check box. Check it, save, recompile and you have output your comments. .NET XML comments The Live Documenter supports all of the .NET XML documentation comments here is a...

Twitter

You can now follow The Box Software on Twitter. Keep up to date with the whats going on with the Live Documenter and let us know what you think of our software....

Live Documenter v1 Release

Exciting times! We are pleased to announce that the first version of the Live Documenter has been released. The Live Documenter is The Box Software’s .NET documentation tool. Giving you live, up to date, access to your .NET XML comments. Grab your copy by simply entering your email and clicking “Get it!”. For more information you can visit out the Live Document page. We hope you love it as much as we do! Download your FREE* copy. Email We hate spam too, and will not pass on your email address. * free for non commercial...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

It has been a busy and hectic time over Christmas and now it’s time to get back to work. The Box Software are working to get the Live Documenter out of beta but can not stop adding new functionality to the application. Over the next week or two we will be releasing previews of some of this functionality, and there is loads to get excited about. So keep tuned. Also, we are still welcoming people on the Beta program so make sure to get...

Beta Testers Required

We are currently looking for people who would like to help drive forward and complete the development of The Box Software’s Live Documenter. For your efforts you will recieve a full licence for the product on completion. The ability to help the development team with making sure it all works as expected, provide feature feedback, effectively you help make the product what it is. The more helpful you are the more useful the Live Documenter is for you. Have a look at the Live Documenter’s page to see more details about the...

Introducing the Live Documenter

The Box Software are proud to present our latest product. The Live Documenter. The Live Documenter is The Box Software’s .NET XML Documenter. It is different from other documenters because it does not rely on producing static files, this means that when you view your projects documentation you always get the latest information. The Live Documenter supports project and solution files from Visual Studio, this means that you can simply point the Live Documenter at your current solution and you get instant documentation for your project. Sound good? You may still require static documentation for public API documentation etc, do not worry. Live Documenter still allows publication of static documentation; using its highly customisable XML based formatting you can quickly get the information the way you need it. For more information the Live Documenter go see the product page. We hope you enjoy using this application as much as we did writing...