Live Documenter V2 Released

We are very pleased to announce the release of our Live Documenter product. With added API support and a server application that can be integrated in to your existing build processes. Everything you need to produce stunning documentation and enable developers to get up to speed quicker on projects is all here. Make sure to go to the Live Documenter website to find out...

Preview: Exporting

As the beta registration process is continuing and we are gearing up for it on our side, we thought we would whet your appetite with a preview of the exported content. I do have to add that this is still pre-release material and is subject to change, with that in mind, this is what we did. We loaded up Live Documenter and added the following .NET 2 libraries, chosen because they ship with XML comments, mscorlib, system and system.drawing. We then pointed it a the web export configuration file hit the go button and waited for 8 minutes. Yes that’s right 8 minutes to output some 24,ooo members. How long did the competition take? 50 minutes. View the MSDN style web output from Live Documenter. This was produced using our highly configurable export configuration files. We touched on these briefly in a previous post, feel free to download this one and use an application to unzip the contents to have a look....

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:...