GSF Development Dependency for Help.shfbproj Projects


I’m working through an [exercise]( for building GridSolutionsFramework from source code. The link below points to the step in the exercise. When I first time Open the GridSolutionsFramework.sln in Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, I’m prompted to “Review Project and Solutions Changes” related to the following 2 projects in the solution:

  • AdapterHelp.shfbproj
  • GridSolutionsFrameworkHelp.shfbproj

Exercise step:

Review Project and Solutions Changes dialog screenshot

Question: What software or extension do I need on the development machine to resolve this?
Answer: Sandcastle Help File Builder (SHFB)



This used to be all you needed - I am guessing that many of these tools are way out of date though and you just need latest versions:

We have this so we can automate documentation - but since we’ve updated our build box, we haven’t re-enabled this in a while - FYI @StephenCWills

Seems like to GSF it too quite a while to build the docs - but it does produce nice results:

Make sure on this page to expand the “root node” to see all documentation produced…