XML Comments Documentation Builder

Documenting the code is part of the Software Development Life Cycle. There are many ways to document APIs. Visual Studio XML comments provide an option to document the code (Modules, Class, Interfaces, and Methods) in-line. These comments can be extracted from the code to generate a HTML(.chm) file.

Below are some of the Documenter tools

·Sandcastle– This tool provides high customization but does not have GUI capabilities. Sandcastle can be used along with Sandcastle Help File Builder to have a power of GUI. This is highly recommended as this is supported by Microsoft.

Download Link:

Sandcastle: http://www.codeplex.com/Sandcastle
Sandcastle Help File Builder:

· Doxygen- This is yet another tool for document builder.

·NDoc: This tool is “obsolete”. As they have not updated the tool long time.

Power Toys for .Net development

Below is the link for some of the useful tools for effective .Net software development.
Power Toys Pack Installer. This tool lets you see the latest Power toys for Visual Studio and other developer oriented tools.
C# Programming Tools
Ten Essential Tools for every .Net developer