1.11.0 Release Candidate

Rating:        Based on 8 ratings
Reviewed:  7 reviews
Downloads: 43206
Released: Jun 8, 2008
Updated: Jul 25, 2010 by davedev
Dev status: Alpha Help Icon

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Release Notes

DocProject does not support the latest release of Sandcastle yet.

This version of DocProject is only compatible with the Sandcastle May 2008 Release


  • This release provides full support for both Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 from a single installer.
  • This will most likely be the final Release Candidate for DocProject 1.x. The next release will be the first production release of DocProject; therefore, bug reports and feedback on this release is especially crucial.
  • The source code is no longer packaged with the installer - it is available for download in the Source Code area of this website.
  • There were several breaking changes made to this release and also some new features that will help to make the transition from older DocProject versions easier.
Notable Changes
  • DocProjects and DocSites created by a previous release are no longer compatible. Use the new Import Topics and Settings step in the New Project Wizard to upgrade existing DocProjects and DocSites.
  • The DocProjectBuildPath environment variable has been deprecated and replaced by DocProjectPath, which is the path to DocProject's root installation folder - not the bin subfolder. DocProjectBuildPath is still created by the installer in this release, but it won't be in subsequent releases.
  • Keys in the Help\Settings\versions.xml file (used by the Version management dialog) that were generated using full source paths are no longer valid and should be removed from the file.
Additional breaking changes are indicated by changeset notes in the Source Code area.

Known Issues

The following issues apply to this release.
  • When creating a new DocProject or DocSite in Visual Studio 2008 you can choose the target version of the .NET Framework. If you select .NET 3.5 there is no issue; however, if you select .NET 3.0 or 2.0 then you must manually remove a few invalid assembly references after the project is created: System.Core, System.Data.DataSetExtensions and System.Xml.Linq.


A list of the latest updates and features is available on the home page.

Getting Started

Before installing DocProject please read the Latest Release Notes for important information, requirements and instructions.

Help with installation and usage can be found in the How To... wiki.
Links to preliminary documentation can be found in the Wikimap.

Presentation Patch
Download and apply the latest patch from Sandcastle Styles before using DocProject.

This patch provides bug fixes for common issues with Sandcastle's presentation styles and also adds additional features that are supported by DocProject.

Windows 2000 Users
It has been reported that the DocProject installer is incompatible with Windows 2000. If you are using Windows 2000 then you must extract the installer files on Windows XP or higher, copy the files to the Windows 2000 machine and then run Setup.exe. To extract the files run DocProject-####RC.exe /c in a command window.

Reviews for this release

Application does not work at all with VS2008.
by spintz on Feb 23, 2010 at 3:09 PM
It works fine, but the last update was June 2008 - 18 months ago. When is the release or is this just a dead project?
by hfickes on Jan 12, 2010 at 5:52 PM
It did what I wanted with little fuss and minimal configuration.
by pburrows on Jun 26, 2009 at 1:49 PM
Works fine for me! Very useful tool.
by markhor on Apr 9, 2009 at 9:51 AM
I'm using DocProject now for about three weeks. I searched for a tool that can be used to create code reference documentation and conceptual documentation (maml). Furthermore I wanted to integrate the documentation project somehow into Source control. All these requirement apply for docproject. Unfortunatley DocProject seems not to be ready for use. I encountered many problems.
by MarcBaltar on Mar 5, 2009 at 11:10 AM
For a freeware application this shows a high level of polish and VS integration. Very good job
by hintzen on Feb 19, 2009 at 9:32 PM
The tool seems to be more of an experiment than a well thought out and vetted solution. Personally I found the Sandcastle Help File Builder much easier to use.
by wlc on Dec 22, 2008 at 9:54 PM