Cannot view output file (chm) dll after build

Topics: Conceptual Topics, DocToMaml, General Discussion, General Questions
Mar 17, 2009 at 10:36 PM
Hi Dev,

I cannot see the output file in my buildserver drop folder after the docproject compiles succesfully. In the log it says it created chm but i cannot view it.
in step 12 i see the change direcory did not work. do i need to do any changes in configuration?

please help

MrefBuilder (v2.4.10520.1)
  Copyright c Microsoft 2006
  Info: Loaded 23 assemblies for reflection and 42 dependency assemblies.
  Info: Wrote information on 13 namespaces, 214 types, and 1493 members
 
  Step 2 Time Elapsed: 00:00:16.8593750
 
  Step 3 of 15: Execute XslTransform
 
  C:\Program Files\Sandcastle\ProductionTools\XslTransform /xsl:"C:\Program Files\Sandcastle\ProductionTransforms\ApplyVSDocModel.xsl" "reflection.org" /arg:project="Project" /xsl:"C:\Program Files\Sandcastle\ProductionTransforms\AddGuidFilenames.xsl" /out:"reflection.xml" /arg:IncludeAllMembersTopic=true /arg:IncludeInheritedOverloadTopics=true
 
  XslTransform (v2.4.10520.1)
  Copyright c Microsoft 2005-2006
  Info: Applying XSL transformation 'C:\Program Files\Sandcastle\ProductionTransforms\ApplyVSDocModel.xsl'.
  Info: Applying XSL transformation 'C:\Program Files\Sandcastle\ProductionTransforms\AddGuidFilenames.xsl'.
 
  Step 3 Time Elapsed: 00:00:22.3125000
 
  Step 4 of 15: Copy File
 
  Copy "D:\TFSTempFolder\ADAMS_Project\ACA R.5\Sources\Source\ADAMS\ACAHelp\buildhelp\reflection.xml" to "D:\TFSTempFolder\ADAMS_Project\ACA R.5\Sources\Source\ADAMS\ACAHelp\buildhelp\assembler\reflection.xml" and overwrite.
 
  Step 4 Time Elapsed: 00:00:00.0625000
 
  Step 5 of 15: Execute XslTransform
 
  C:\Program Files\Sandcastle\ProductionTools\XslTransform /xsl:"C:\Program Files\Sandcastle\ProductionTransforms\ReflectionToManifest.xsl" "D:\TFSTempFolder\ADAMS_Project\ACA R.5\Sources\Source\ADAMS\ACAHelp\buildhelp\assembler\reflection.xml" /out:"manifest.xml"
 
  XslTransform (v2.4.10520.1)
  Copyright c Microsoft 2005-2006
  Info: Applying XSL transformation 'C:\Program Files\Sandcastle\ProductionTransforms\ReflectionToManifest.xsl'.
 
  Step 5 Time Elapsed: 00:00:16.2343750
 
  Step 6 of 15: Execute XslTransform
 
  C:\Program Files\Sandcastle\ProductionTools\XslTransform /xsl:"C:\Program Files\Sandcastle\ProductionTransforms\CreateVSToc.xsl" "D:\TFSTempFolder\ADAMS_Project\ACA R.5\Sources\Source\ADAMS\ACAHelp\buildhelp\assembler\reflection.xml" /out:"toc.xml"
 
  XslTransform (v2.4.10520.1)
  Copyright c Microsoft 2005-2006
  Info: Applying XSL transformation 'C:\Program Files\Sandcastle\ProductionTransforms\CreateVSToc.xsl'.
 
  Step 6 Time Elapsed: 00:00:16.4062500
 
  Step 7 of 15: Merge TOC
 
  Creating merged TOC file: D:\TFSTempFolder\ADAMS_Project\ACA R.5\Sources\Source\ADAMS\ACAHelp\buildhelp\merged_toc.xml
  Done.
 
  Included 0 conceptual topic(s).
 
  Step 7 Time Elapsed: 00:00:00.0312500
 
  Step 8 of 15: Create Conceptual Build Files
 
  Creating conceptual build manifest file: D:\TFSTempFolder\ADAMS_Project\ACA R.5\Sources\Source\ADAMS\ACAHelp\buildhelp\conceptual_manifest.xml
  Done.
 
  Created 0 companion XML file(s).
 
  Step 8 Time Elapsed: 00:00:00.0156250
 
  Step 9 of 15: Build Assembler {conceptual.help1x.config}
 
  Preparing...
  Executing...
 
  Topics processed: 0
 
  Step 9 Time Elapsed: 00:00:29.5312500
 
  Step 10 of 15: Build Assembler {sandcastle.help1x.config}
 
  Preparing...
  Executing...
 
  Topics processed: 2567
 
  Step 10 Time Elapsed: 00:03:10.1406250
 
  Step 11 of 15: Copy Directory
 
  Step 11 Time Elapsed: 00:00:00
 
  Deep copy *.htm in "D:\TFSTempFolder\ADAMS_Project\ACA R.5\Sources\Source\ADAMS\ACAHelp\Help\Topics\Html" to "D:\TFSTempFolder\ADAMS_Project\ACA R.5\Sources\Source\ADAMS\ACAHelp\buildhelp\assembler\Output\html".
 
  Step 12 of 15: Change Directory
 
  Step 12 Time Elapsed: 00:00:00
 
  Step 13 of 15: Execute ChmBuilder
 
  Changing current directory from "D:\TFSTempFolder\ADAMS_Project\ACA R.5\Sources\Source\ADAMS\ACAHelp\" to "D:\TFSTempFolder\ADAMS_Project\ACA R.5\Sources\Source\ADAMS\ACAHelp\"
 
  C:\Program Files\Sandcastle\ProductionTools\ChmBuilder /html:"D:\TFSTempFolder\ADAMS_Project\ACA R.5\Sources\Source\ADAMS\ACAHelp\buildhelp\assembler\Output\html" /toc:"D:\TFSTempFolder\ADAMS_Project\ACA R.5\Sources\Source\ADAMS\ACAHelp\buildhelp\merged_toc.xml" /project:"ACAHelp" /lcid:1033 /metadata- /out:Help\ /config:"D:\TFSTempFolder\ADAMS_Project\ACA R.5\Sources\Source\ADAMS\ACAHelp\Help\Settings\Projects\help1x.config"
 
  ChmBuilder (v2.4.10520.1)
  Copyright c MS 2007
  Processed 2567 files.
 
  Step 13 Time Elapsed: 00:00:44.2343750
 
  Step 14 of 15: Execute DBCSFix
 
  C:\Program Files\Sandcastle\ProductionTools\DBCSFix /d:"Help\Html" /l:1033
 
  DBCSFix (v2.4.10520.1)
  Copyright c  2007
  Converting unsupported high-order characters to 7-bit ASCII equivalents.
  EncodingName: Windows-1252
 
  Step 14 Time Elapsed: 00:00:15.5937500
 
  Step 15 of 15: Compile Help 1.x
 
  C:\Program Files\Html Help Workshop\hhc.exe "D:\TFSTempFolder\ADAMS_Project\ACA R.5\Sources\Source\ADAMS\ACAHelp\Help\ACAHelp.hhp"
 
  Microsoft HTML Help Compiler 4.74.8702
  Compiling d:\TFSTempFolder\ADAMS_Project\ACA R.5\Sources\Source\ADAMS\ACAHelp\Help\ACAHelp.chm
  HHC4003: Warning: The following option line does not contain an '=' character separating the option and its value: ∩╗┐[OPTIONS].
  Compile time: 0 minutes, 36 seconds
  2,567 Topics
  24,157 Local links
  0 Internet links
  0 Graphics
  Created d:\TFSTempFolder\ADAMS_Project\ACA R.5\Sources\Source\ADAMS\ACAHelp\Help\ACAHelp.chm, 4,239,796 bytes
  Compression decreased file by 31,666,031 bytes.
 
  Step 15 Time Elapsed: 00:00:37.0625000
 
  Build step execution complete.
 
  Verifying output...
  Done.
Coordinator
Mar 17, 2009 at 11:17 PM

Hi,

 

There's no need to start a new thread for the same issue, so let's continue the discussion in your original thread in case it will be helpful to others:

 

http://docproject.codeplex.com/Thread/View.aspx?ThreadId=50347

 

I'm at work right now so I don't have time to review your posts; although, it seems from a quick glance at the output that DocProject is doing its job, so I suspect that the problem is with your build server configuration, which means that I'll probably be of little help.

 

It appears that DocProject has executed the HTML Help Workshop program, which successfully created a .chm file.  DocProject also verfied that the output exists in the target output directory (typically the project's bin folder or Help\bin for DocSites).  If the file is missing then I suspect some other force is at work here and its probably beyond the scope of my knowledge about your build software and configuration.

 

When I get some time I'll review your posts and see if I can provide any suggestions.

 

- Dave