Building CHM documentation with Version 2.6.1062.1

Sep 9, 2010 at 5:52 AM

Is it possible to build raw CHM documentation with Version 2.6.1062.1?  I am a newbie and the only option now seems to build a package to be installed in Visual Studio.  If CHM's can still be built, are there any samples out there for this?

Sep 9, 2010 at 6:07 AM

The changes in the latest release will not affect the CHM documentation, unless you are using some add-ins, in which
case you might need some adjustments.

The Sandcastle comes with samples in the ..\Examples directory. You can use the SandcastleGui.exe tool in the
..\Examples\Generic directory.

If you are new to Sandcastle, start by using some of the GUI tools. See the related projects on the Home page for
the links.

Best regards,

Sep 9, 2010 at 12:51 PM

Is there a way to create the CHM documentation from the command line?  I wanted to include this as part of our daily build.

Sep 9, 2010 at 1:09 PM

The Sandcastle Help File Builder (SHFB)  tool has a command line option, and it is based on MSBuild.
The DocProject, is also MSBuild based, but designed for VS integration, but I am not sure it has command line option,
since it has a separate tool for compilation outside the VS. 

You can find details on these tools from their web sites, here on the Codeplex. 

Best regards,