Visual Studio 2010 RTM

Topics: Features, General Questions
Apr 13, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Visual Studio 2010 RTM is now here. Do you have any idea when 1.12 will be available to use with it? Can 1.11 be made to work?


Apr 14, 2010 at 1:53 AM


I'm in the process of making 1.11 work with VS 2010 RC.  It finally compiles now, but it's still untested and I expect there will be several runtime issues.

Since a newer version of Sandcastle was not released I've been procrastinating, but now that VS 2010 is released I'm going to try to get something out in the next couple of weeks.

- Dave

Apr 27, 2010 at 9:13 PM

14 days later: Any updates :)

May 19, 2010 at 5:13 PM

I'd like to use this for a new VS2010 project I'm working on - do you have a BETA I could start with? Or an expected release timeframe?


May 19, 2010 at 5:17 PM
I switched over to use in the meantime. There are a few things you need to do to help get it working with .NET 4.0 but not too much. I'm using it to generate documentation for a Silverlight 4 project and Html Agility Pack (.NET 2.0). The only thing you lose is the ability to do the documentation build with a continuous integration server (well you can set up another task to run SHFB)
May 19, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Thanks for the info, I'll check it out.

May 19, 2010 at 6:01 PM


Sorry for the delay.  When I updated the source to VS 2010 RC I couldn't get things working correctly.  Now that I have the RTM version installed at work I'll spend time on it.

In the mean time, I think using SHFB is a good choice.

- Dave

May 19, 2010 at 6:17 PM

No problem, thanks for providing this free tool! I do look forward to giving it a try once it's ready. Thanks.

Jun 25, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Any news on a Visual Studio 2010 version?

And will the next version support the new SandCastle? (Version 2.6.1062.1)



Jun 26, 2010 at 1:30 PM
Edited Jun 26, 2010 at 1:30 PM

Hi Johan,

I'm about to continue working on it right now.

- Dave

Jul 14, 2010 at 9:08 AM
Dave, Could you please notify this thread when you have a RC that works with VS2010? Thanks for the effort!
Dec 14, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Hi Dave

Any update on this ?



Dec 28, 2010 at 2:36 PM

Hi Dave,

do you think it will last more then a couple of weeks?

Otherwise i have to choose SHFB in the meantime....


Jan 11, 2011 at 8:39 PM


Any update on when support might be added for VS 2010? I don't know about other peoples experience but when I try to compile an VS 2008 doc project upgraded to VS 2010, it causes VS 2010 to crash.


James Webster

Jan 12, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Hi James, 

I have nothing new to report yet.  Based on a few specific requests, though, I've decided that when I can find time to complete the upgrade to VS 2010 that the new installer will not support deployments to VS 2008 or VS 2005.  Furthermore, the plan is to not add any new features or fix any previously known bugs, but to simply port DocProject from VS 2008 to VS 2010.  This, however, means that DocProject might not initially be able to build the VS 2010 help format, depending upon what I find when I investigate the latest version of Sandcastle.

- Dave

Apr 12, 2011 at 10:49 AM


Any update on when support might be added for vs2010?


Oct 17, 2011 at 4:15 PM

I've been reading the documentation and would like to try using this package with VS2010, is there a release ready for use with VS2010 and .net 4.0?

Oct 17, 2011 at 4:59 PM


DocProject is not compatible with Visual Studio 2010.  At this point it's unlikely that I'll find the time to finish updating it, especially since Visual Studio 11 is already on its way.

Try using SHFB instead.  I believe that it's compatible with Visual Studio 2010.

- Dave

Jan 23, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Hi Dave,

I am very disappointed to learn, that there will be no DocProject for Visual Studio 2010.  I am maintaning a large documentation set built with DocProject for Visual Studio 2008. We moved our code to VS 2010 shortly after it was released, and have since needed to upgrade our documentation.

I will investigate moving to SHFB. I see SHFB has improved support for conceptual documentation since first time I looked at it - some years ago when I had to decide which tool to use for documentation. Also it seems that SHFB does not have the same problems keeping up with new VS releases as DocProject has.

Is there a guide/tutorial on how to migrate from DocProject to SHFB?

Jan 23, 2012 at 2:57 PM

I had moved over to SHFB for HtmlAgilityPack last year. IIRC it took me about an hour to get it all set up and running. I don't remember it being much of a pain

Jan 24, 2012 at 8:28 PM

SHFB supplies a project converter option in the standalone GUI to convert project files in other formats to SHFB project files.  I just recently added a New Project from Other Format project template to the Visual Studio package but I haven't published an updated version that contains it yet.  The project converter handles most of the work but there may be some tasks to handle afterwards.  The project converter help topic covers the details and points out a few differences that you will encounter such as the API filter options.  The help file should be able to supply the information you need on the various project options.  If not, feel free to ask in the SHFB project discussion page.