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Generate API documentation for your C# and VB .NET code

VSdocman is a Visual Studio code commenter and documentation generator. Here is a list of its features.


  • Supports C# and VB .NET in any type of project, including class library, application, web app, Android, cross-platform, WPF, WCF, Silverlight, etc.
  • Works with Visual Studio 2022 / 2019 / 2017.
  • Supports projects that target any .NET framework: 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7 and 4.8.
  • Full support for generics, extension methods, dependency properties and attached properties and other .NET features.
  • Works in GUI and command line modes.
  • No need for compiled assemblies. Everything is extracted directly from the source code. This is especially useful for web projects.
  • You can select which members will be documented using filtering by type, accessibility, project file, name and attributes.
  • You can add your own non-API topics such as overview, examples, license agreement, usage descriptions, etc.
  • Profiles for settings.
  • Conditional compilation. You can define conditional constants and add condition to the member comment. This way you can include or exclude specific members from documentation.


  • Generates the following documentation formats:
    • CHM (HTML Help 1.x) - CHM file suitable for general purpose help.
    • HTML - files with index, search and a table of contents. Works even locally without a web server.
    • Docx - OOXML format used in MS Word.
    • PDF document suitable for printing.
    • Microsoft Help Viewer 2.x and 1.x - Microsoft help technology used in Visual Studio 2017-2010 and MSDN; .mshc file. Suitable for integration with VS help or MSDN.
    • MS Help 2 - Microsoft help technology used in Visual Studio .NET and MSDN versions 2002 - 2008, .HxS file. Suitable for integration with VS help or MSDN.
    • XML which can be processed later by other tools.
    • Others. User is allowed to define his own format for any text based document such as LATEX, custom HTML and others.
  • Each output format is highly customizable so you can easily apply your corporate style.
  • Generates IntelliSense (auto-completion tooltips) and Object Browser info.
  • Creates F1 help.
  • Integrates in VS help system on a target computer.
  • Easily deploys Visual Studio documentation to target computers using accompanied royalty-free command-line utilities.
  • Output is localizable. There are several built-in languages including English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew and others.
  • Creates links to framework classes, even in HTML and CHM output.
  • Documentation can contain source code of a code member.


  • Supports standard XML doc comments.
  • Using fully customizable templates, you can automatically insert predefined texts in comments, e.g. "Initializes a new instance of the <CLASS-NAME-AND-LINK> class" for constructors.
  • Contains sophisticated WYSIWYG comment editor that you use directly in Visual Studio.
  • You can automatically insert default XML comment to a member.
  • You can automatically insert Description attribute to your property. This is used for property short description in Properties Window.
  • You can insert tables, lists, pictures, class diagrams, links, colors, bold, italics and other formatting directly in your source code.
  • Supported XML comment tags: <summary>, <seealso>, <example>, <same>, <typeparam>, <param>, <paramref>, <typeparamref>, <set>, <returns>, <remarks>, <overloads>, <author>, <version>, <revision>, <include>, <includesource>, <compilewhen>, <exception>, <value>, <permission>, <threadsafety>, <para>, <code>, <c>, <see>, <list>, <img>, <b>, <i>, <u>, <br>, <font> and user-defined tags.


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I have been using VSdocman to provide C# .NET API integrated documentation for our customers for the past 7 years. Keeping up with Microsoft's Visual Studio version changes can be challenging for developers, but VSdocman has continued to provide excellent functionality that meet our requirements to satisfy internal and external users. This company also provides immediate excellent customer support when issues or confusion occur.

Edna Turner Stilwell, Staff Writer/.NET Lead

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