Jul 14, 2010 at 12:40 AM

All I want to do is to get started with sandcastle. I have traveled the links such as overview, architecture etc and all I get is white space.  I Know this is supposed to be a great product but I cannot get started.

Jul 14, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Try one of the community tools for it such as the Sandcastle Help File Builder (standalone GUI and MSBuild-based projects for command line builds) or DocProject (Visual Studio add-in).  Both hide the details of using the Sandcastle command line tools by themselves and provide additional features.  If, for some reason, you are not allowed to use third party tools like that, you can find most of the information necessary to run Sandcastle's tools by themselves at the Sandcastle blog.  It takes some digging but the information is there, mostly in the earliest posts.  There are also some example scripts and a very basic front end GUI in the C:\Program Files\Sandcastle\Examples folder.



Jul 14, 2010 at 1:54 PM


There's some additional documentation on Sandcastle here that may be of use:

- Dave