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The Sandcastle Assist consists of several packages for different developer and user targets. The following are the classifications of the current packages:

Main Packages

The Sandcastle Assist will consists of a number of packages or assemblies. Currently, we are working on the following:
  • Sandcastle Common: All the base classes, the utilities classes, configurations classes and more...
  • Sandcastle Builders: A complete library for building reference and conceptual documentations. It is a task based build library, and will expand to support both MSBuild and Team Build.
  • Sandcastle Build Components: A number of custom build components, which enhance and improve the documentation build system.
  • Sandcastle Controls: A number of custom controls to help editing various parts of the Sandcastle configurations and settings.
  • Sandcastle Helpers: A simple but complete help builder library - Lite Builders!

Application Packages

The Sandcastle Assist will provide ready to use applications for help developments.
  • Sandcastle Workshop: A complete Integrated Developer Environment (IDE) for creating and compiling help systems using the Sandcastle compiler. This will be the Sandcastle equivalent of the HtmlHelp Workshop.

Tools Packages

Finally, Sandcastle Assist will provide some utility and tool packages that might be useful to the help developer. These are separated from the main and other packages because of differences in licensing; most of the utilities are based on existing libraries that are under LGPL. These will be place in the Development folder in the source control, and will be under the LGPL license.

Last edited Jan 1, 2010 at 8:06 PM by SelormeyPaul, version 1


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