GhostDoc 1.9.0 (for Visual Studio 2005) Released
The highly anticipated version of GhostDoc for Visual Studio 2005 has just been released (download on the GhostDoc homepage)
Originally I had planned to give it the version number 2.0, but for various reasons I couldn’t do much more than just porting version 1.3.0 (the most recent release for 2003) to Visual Studio 2005.
So the big feature is: GhostDoc 1.9.0 runs inside Visual Studio 2005 and the dialogs more or less match the style of the GUI (icons, general look). Unfortunately I didn’t have time to update the screenshots in the help file, but no functionality has changed so I’m pretty sure you can live with that ;-)
Umm… OK… one more thing: Anyone interested in VB.Net support? I’ve added what I call “experimental support”. In Visual Studio 2005, the CodeDOM for VB.Net now supports the DocComment property, so it was pretty easy to get this running in principle (some adjustments had to be done, though). But to be honest, I didn’t have the time (and experience in VB.Net) to test this enough to be an official feature of GhostDoc 1.9.0. So VB.Net support is turned off by default and you have to turn it on in the configuration dialog, on the “Options” tab. To the VB.Net developers out there: give it a try and tell me what you think. Oh, it would be very nice if somebody could port the demo project to VB.Net – the VB syntax keeps my head spinning… (sorry, I’m a curly braces guy since Turbo C 2.0).
By the way, this release is my entry for the Larkware 2005 Developer Tool Programming Contest; let’s see how things turn out for me and what the other competitors came up with.