As i written before Microsoft is plugging a documentation product called Sandcastle as a replacement for NDoc. I was wondering were NDoc had gone but today i found this article which explains a lot. The header of the article is quite scary “… death of NDoc”.
I’ve tried Sandcastle today and i am not impressed:
- The product is still in CTP (Community Technology Preview) - and it shows. It is not done yet!
- No good support exists (out-of-the-box) for MSBuild integration. There are some third-party product
- It is sloo-ow. At least twice the time compared to NDoc.
I can only hope that these things will get better as the final release arrives. Or will it be part of Visual Studio 2008 - that is my guess.