Sandcastle Alternatives

    Sandcastle is described as 'produces accurate, MSDN style, comprehensive documentation by reflecting over the source assemblies and optionally integrating XML Documentation Comments. Sandcastle has the following key features: * Works with or without authored comments' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Sandcastle for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Doxygen, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Sandcastle are Slate API Docs Generator (Free, Open Source), DocFX (Free, Open Source), phpDocumentor 2 (Free, Open Source) and NDoc (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 30, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
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      Doxygen is a tool for generating documentation from annotated C++ sources, as well as other popular programming languages like C, Objective-C, C#, PHP, Java, Python, IDL (CORBA, Microsoft, and UNO/OpenOffice flavors), Fortran, VHDL, Tcl, and to some extent D.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Self-Hosted
      Create beautiful, intelligent, responsive API documentation.


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      DocFX generates Documentation directly from source code (.NET, RESTful API, JavaScript, Java, etc...) and Markdown files.
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    1. PHP documentation generator based on docblock parsing.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • .NET Framework
      NDoc generates class library documentation from .NET assemblies and the XML documentation files generated by the C# compiler (or with an add-on tool for VB.NET).
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      DoxyS is a code documentation tool for C++/C. DoxyS strives to yield a very professional looking output, presenting the the code in a structured easy to navigate set of HTML pages. Easy to use: Just navigate to the root of your code directory and type doxys.
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    2. sharpDox is a documentation tool to create c# code documentation of any type. The tool creates a model of a given c# solution and passes it to the registered export plugins. The plugins transform the model to a defined output.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      CppDoc generates HTML documentation for C++ classes, based on your source code and special comments embedded within it. It can produce output that is very similar to the output of Javadoc, and it supports Javadoc tags such as @see, @return , etc.

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      • FreeProprietary
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      Javadoc is a tool from Sun Microsystems for generating API documentation in HTML format from doc comments in source code.
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      • FreeProprietary
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      Natural Docs is an open-source documentation generator for multiple programming languages. You document your code in a natural syntax that reads like plain English. Natural Docs then scans your code and builds high-quality HTML documentation from it.
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