We had NDoc to generate documentation for class libraries or components in formats such as .CHM. Difficulties appeared when you wanted to integrate that help with Visual Studio .NET's integrated help. Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET Help Integration Kit (VSHIK) didn't really help. At long last, Microsoft finally releases a new tool: the Help Integration Wizard (beta). This tool does a much better work. With it you can create .MSI files or merge modules for Windows Installer.
Microsoft provides the tools necessary to create the compiled help (HxS) files that make up a help collection. The Help Integration Wizard can assemble those HxS files into a help collection and create a Windows Installer project for the help collection's distribution.
A help collection that is integrated with Visual Studio .NET gives developers ready access to documentation through the IDE's Contents, Index, Search, and Dynamic Help windows.
By the way, NDoc has been updated to version 1.3 beta 1.
Other documentation tools.
This is Release Day. New projects and new versions are blooming as spring is slowly spreading its warmth:
- UIP 2.0 (+Expanded navigation management, +Additional state persistence providers, +Layout managers, +Enable back-button support, +Usability enhancements)
- Data Access Application Block 188.8.131.52 (bug fixes for 3.0)
Plus heaps of other additions and updates to the SharpToolbox, such as RAIL (Runtime Assembly Instrumentation Library) or SourceMonitor. The counter is now at more than 460 tools and libraries... And more are coming in the next few days.
Lots of talks lately about MVPs (Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals), mainly because of the MVP Summit. Well this is the occasion to announce that there is one more MVP since yesterday. Guess who got an MVP award for C# along with his easter eggs... :-)
Guess I'll have to work some more to have it look like this is deserved ;-)
My new article is available in French: "the role of a software architect".
Not to be missed on a Friday!
windows, remixed. check this out with your speakers or headphones turned on.
I believe that everyone has his own perception of SOA and its advantages. ZapThink presents three approaches that can drive people towards SOA:
- The Enterprise Service Bus
- Business Process Management
- Service-Oriented Integration
April Fool's Day on April 2nd?