programming utilities: Documentation
Free Documentation / Help Utilities
- CHM Decoder may decompile
your CHM file (Compiled Windows HTML Help) or e-book and extract all
source files. This tool free for use and work easily and quickly.
- documentr is a Web-based
tool for editing and presenting software documentation. It allows you
to easily maintain documentation for multiple products and product
branches. Edits can easily be copied between branches, with merge
conflicts being handled gracefully. It uses Markdown as its markup
language, along with some extensions, and has a role-based permission
- Sandcastle Help File Builder Project
project is composed of two separate parts that work together: the
Sandcastle tools and the Sandcastle Help File Builder. The Sandcastle
tools are used to create help files for managed class libraries
containing both conceptual and API reference topics. API reference
topics are created by combining the XML comments that are embedded in
your source code with the syntax and structure of the types which is
acquired by reflecting against the associated .NET Framework assembly.
Conceptual topics are created by converting XML documents that you
author containing Microsoft Assistance Markup Language (MAML). The
Sandcastle tools are command-line based and have no GUI front-end,
project management features, or an automated build process.
is a open source
C# program which can convert MS Word document(in 2000/2003 format) to a
CHM document. It require HTML Help Workshop and MS Word 2003.
Help File Builder
created by Microsoft, is a tool used for creating MSDN-style
documentation from .NET assemblies and their associated XML comments
files. The current version is the January 2008 release. It is command
line based and has no GUI front-end, project management features, or an
automated build process like those that you can find in NDoc. I created
the Sandcastle Help File Builder to fill in the gaps and provide some
of the missing NDoc-like features that I use most often, as well as
provide graphical and command line based tools to build a help file in
an automated fashion.
Assist project aims to provide a library that will make it easier to
use the Sandcastle tool, a documentation compiler for managed libraries
- CHM Encoder
is a simple tool to decompile HTML Help files (.chm). It extracts all
the HTML source files into a new folder and ptionally generates a Java
navigation tree. The program is useful to conv....
- NDoc Code Documentation Generator for .NET
NDoc generates class library documentation from .NET assemblies and the
XML documentation files generated by the C# compiler (or with an add-on
tool for VB.NET).
NDoc uses pluggable documenters to generate documentation in several
different formats, including the MSDN-style HTML Help format (.chm),
the Visual Studio .NET Help format (HTML Help 2), and MSDN-online style
- Doxygen is a cross-platform,
documentation system for C++, C, Objective-C, C#, Java, IDL, and PHP.
Doxygen can be used to generate an on-line class browser (in HTML)
and/or an off-line reference manual (in LaTeX or RTF) from a set of
source files. Doxygen can also be configured to extract the
code-structure from undocumented source files. This includes dependency
graphs, class diagrams and hyperlinked source code. This type of
information can be very useful to quickly find your way in large source
Script-based help processor to generate Windows help files. Free
- FAR: HTMLHelp Development Aid. Freeware
FAR started off life as a multi-file "Find And Replace"
It now includes a variety of multi-file and Html tools including quick
and simple generation of MS Html Help. We mainly use it for
Html Help from large FrontPage webs. Also to does global
replace across multiple Html files in our FrontPage webs.
FAR Features: Drop a web site onto FAR. FAR can filter out
special directories and other unwanted files and folders.
create Html Help - Compressed (CHM) or Uncompressed. Report
all files modified between two dates. Simple and complex
Replace across all list files. Zip up the files in the list
PKZIP compatible zip file. Copy all files in the list to a
Special requirements: MS HTMLHelp Workshop.
Freeware. Robert Chandler, The Helpware Group. http://www.helpmaster.com/.