Sandcastle Help File Builder (Beta) Now Available

Jun 1, 2009 at 5:13 AM

The release is available from

The main goal of this release was to rework the help file builder project file format and build engine to ready them for use in a Visual Studio package that will provide full Visual Studio integration in a future release. This resulted in a number of major changes.

Be sure to read the Version History notes for version,, and Projects created with version and earlier will require conversion to the new MSBuild project format and the standalone GUI has undergone a major revision as well. See the topics in the Getting Started section for more information.

This version is a Beta release. However, it has proven to be quite stable and is now the preferred release to use. If you find any bugs, please report them in the Discussions forum or Issue Tracker at the Sandcastle Help File Builder project.  Please be sure to specify the version number you are using to keep the issues separate from the prior releases. Thank you!