What is the Presentation Style Used in the Sandcastle Help Documentation

Apr 11, 2014 at 6:24 AM

What is the presentation style used in the Sandcastle Help documentation.
I am currently using the VS2010 Presentation style from the Project Properties.

I want to be able to get collapsible topics the way it is used in the Sandastle Help.

Apr 11, 2014 at 8:21 PM
SHFB still uses the VS2005 presentation style. I had some issues with the VS2010 style so haven't updated the help files to use it yet. I'm in the process of stripping out the branding component stuff now to simplify it and make it more like the other presentation styles with regard to how it works in the build process. The VS2010 style is modeled after the VS2010 help and the collapsible sections went away in VS2010's help. They came back in VS2012 and VS2013.

Based on what I know now after going over the presentation style more thoroughly, I noticed that the differences between the non-collapsible sections in the VS2010 style are minor compared to the VS2005 style so it should be possible to put that code in the VS2010 style to get the collapsible sections again. I'll see what I can do since I'm reworking it anyway.

Marked as answer by AnitaAndrew on 4/12/2014 at 5:23 AM
Apr 12, 2014 at 1:26 PM
Thanks Eric. That worked.

I hadn't tried VS2005 option at all :(

I am using VS 2012, but I don't see VS2012 as one of the options in the Presentation style field in Sandcastle. Do I have to do some configuration for it to appear in the Presentation style field?
Apr 12, 2014 at 7:27 PM
What you see is what's currently available. There isn't a specific presentation style for VS 2012 or later yet.