Export Competition – Win a Free Copy of Live Documenter

Hi all, to celebrate the new year we are offering you the chance to win a FREE copy of the Live Documenter personal edition and a chance to have your file bundled with Live Documenter. To win, all you need to do is create a web export LDEC file. The best entry as judged by the Box Software will receive  a licence for V2 which includes free upgrades for all minor releases. To get started, visit the help documentation to see how to modify the LDEC files and create beautiful, stunning web exports of your documentation. To enter send a link to a hosted version of your output with the ability to download the LDEC file via twitter with the hashtags #livedocumenter and #giveaway. There are 3 licences up for grabs and the closing date is 28/02/2015. Good luck! Helpful links: What are LDEC files? Create your own LDEC files. Customising LDEC file output. Our Twitter...

Bug fix release v2.0.4

A new release of the Live Documenter is available which addresses a couple of bugs and changes the export functionality. The change in export is to now create a new directory in the selected folder. The latest version can be downloaded here. If you do not have a licence you can download the latest version as a trial here. Here is a complete list of fixes from V2.0.0 Fixed application start up issue, when started from Windows 8 start menu. Fixed incorrect time display issue after export. Enhancements to readability of documentation in the Desktop viewer. Usability enhancements. Export now exports to a sub folder of the chosen directory. As always we are happy to hear any views on the software or ideas for future enhancements. Please contact us at...

Getting started with the Live Documenter

The Live Documenter is a .NET documentation viewer. It opens up the information stored in all of those XML tags and makes them available, quickly. Here is a little introduction to help get your documentation displayed in the Live Documenter. Solutions, projects and libraries To start you just simply need to point the application at a Visual Studio solution or project file. Or if you want to only view the documentation associated with a single library you can do that too. After a couple of fleeting seconds the application will show you all of the compiled libraries you have selected. The colour of the names of the assemblies let you know if there is documentation linked to them; black text means the comments have been found and loaded, grey means that no documentation has been found. This is generally because the XML comment file has not been output by the compiler. Make Visual Studio output your code comments Visual Studio has a property setting that informs the compiler it should output the XML code documentation as part of the build process. If you do not have this set you will find that there are no comments for any of your libraries. You will need to set the property for each of the projects in your solution. For each project, right click the project and select properties. In the properties window select build and at the bottom (seen below) is the check box. Check it, save, recompile and you have output your comments. .NET XML comments The Live Documenter supports all of the .NET XML documentation comments here is a...

Version 2 of Live Documenter Released

Version 2 of the Live Documenter is released. With enhancements to the desktop client, the addition of a programmatic API and a server application. This release covers all of your needs from one off production of documentation to fully integrated documentation production. The new API enables features such as dynamic creation of documentation, we are using it to dynamically create the API documentation on our website. Be sure to go to the pricing page and download the free trial to see how powerful this product really is. Currently, personal edition licencing is available to purchase through PayPal and you contact us to get a quote or purchase the business and enterprise...

Always live, always up-to-date

Generated documentation has always been static, it get’s created as part of a build, then sits there getting out of date. That’s all well and good when you have released an API which won’t change until your next release. But shouldn’t all those comments work a little harder for you? We believe that if you make the documentation in projects more visible and useful, the documentation will be kept up to date and rich. The Live Documenter does this. Quickly showing nicely laid out documentation on working projects, what’s more, when the project is rebuilt Live Documenter notices this and shows the latest information.     Keep it open while developing and enjoy the fruits of your commenting labour. Working on a new project? Trawling through code and comments when you jump on board with an existing project can be a difficult task. Live Documenter makes it easier by providing this live view of the documentation and quick searching through the entire project. Find the information you need right away.     Here are two reasons why Live Documenter is the tool for you. We will provide more details of the software regularly as we run up to release day. Stay...

Commercial release scheduled

The commercial release of the Live Documenter is scheduled for the end of this month (September). The old trial version is no longer available and will be replaced shortly with a 30 day trial version of the entire Live Documenter suite. Thanks to all those who downloaded it, a staggering 6000...