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.NET documentation generator alternatives to Sandcastle?

After searching and trying for a while, I found a perfect alternative to it. DocFX Main Features: Website from Source Code DocFX generates API documentation directly from .NET source code. You can ...
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A robust and flexible alternative to doxygen supporting C++

Personally I would strongly recommend taking a look at Sphinx-Doc which was written for the Python documentation but is applicable to other systems as well. Produces great looking documents with ...
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What tool can generate HTML documentation from C# code, like Javadoc can do for Java?

Putting in my 2c because I was following the accepted answer, but it turns out, Microsoft C# compiler is only doing a half-baked job. I.e., it only gives you an xml file. But to have a nice website, ...
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Selfcontained software to generate static HTML documentation from Markdown

I can think of a few options for you: Self Contained Binaries Portable Python - You would probably need to pick one of the document generators above, or possibly Sphinx, and add it to your portable ...
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A robust and flexible alternative to doxygen supporting C++

(I've salvaged several answers from the now-deleted StackOverflow question page:) Doc++ You could try DOC++ but it may be even uglier. cldoc There is an open source alternative to doxygen out there ...
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From README.md at github to something better?

You, sir, are looking for GitHub Wikis.
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Selfcontained software to generate static HTML documentation from Markdown

Doxygen Doxygen is a general purpose code documentation tool. It supports Markdown starting from version 1.8.0, and it can generate static HTML files among many other formats. Features: Cross-...
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C++ code documentation generation tool

I can strongly recommend Sphinx Document generator - for an example site take a look at the new wxPython documentation. Generates documentation from: Python code C/C++ code reStructuredText3 ...
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Online PHP documentation tool

I would highly recommend http://phpfui.com for this. Runs as a PHP script right on your server. Will produce static files if you need them for high volume sites. Easy to install and set up. Maybe 2 ...
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What tool can generate HTML documentation from C# code, like Javadoc can do for Java?

We use Document! X and it works really well for us. You get the full API docs from the comments and the style sheets for it make it look very very nice. They're also really responsive on support. ...
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Free tools for open source project documentation?

I would consider looking for a tool that allows you to both document your plans and generate the current code from documentation within the code such as comments, etc., i.e. can both take more or less ...
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Which platforms to use for writing documentation/help/manual?

Personally I can strongly recommend Sphinx Document Generator: Free, Gratis & Open Source Cross platform One set of base files, in ReStructuredText format which are easily version controllable. ...
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.NET documentation generator alternatives to Sandcastle?

Sandcastle Help File Builder supports .NET Core projects as of the v2017.5.15.0 release. Release notes for version 2017.5.15.0 ... A new cross-platform reflection data set file (...
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Generate Certificate (award)

Syncfusion Essential PDF Viewer for ASP.NET/ASP.NET MVC is an option to consider. This will allow you to display the generated PDF in a consistent manner irrespective of the PDF Viewer the user has. ...
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Helpdesk, community, knowledgebase, documentation

Give our app a try - Jitbit Helpdesk. We support various SSO methods - from Google Login to custom SAML providers (Azure AD for example) Email-based is our primary focus. We have a feature called ...
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Tool to generate angular documentation searchable via tags

You could easily use ngDocs or JSDoc. In that way you will be able to generate a documentation e.g. with jsdoc helper. For tagging you can use JSDoc @alias or just @name for example. Once you ...
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Which platforms to use for writing documentation/help/manual?

Lately I've been seeing Read the Docs being used in a lot of (OS) projects. As far as I can tell it's mainly aimed at code documentation, not sure if that fits your need. Read the Docs hosts ...
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Which platforms to use for writing documentation/help/manual?

Libre Offfice's "writer" will let you generate both to HTML and PDF. When the time comes, you can easily make your documents ready for the Web via Writer's HTML export feature, or you can ...
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.NET documentation generator alternatives to Sandcastle?

There are two Sandcastle projects, the original Sandcastle from Microsoft which is no longer under active development, and the... Sandcastle Help File Builder ...which is actively maintained. In ...
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Looking for tools to write components documentation with source and runtime example like angular

I good bet for this sort of thing is Jupyter notebooks - in it you can mix documentation, in markdown, formulae, in MathJax, code, in a number of languages, always including Python but a number of ...
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Restful Web Services api documentation tool

Have you tried apidocjs ? Documenting APIs Well, it quite easy, because what we need to do is just commenting on our code. This is an example. /** * @api {get} /user/:id Request User information *...
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How to document (describe in HTML) Oracle schema?

SchemaCrawler is a free, open-source database discovery tool that you can do what you need. HTML format - SchemaCrawler generates HTML 5 output. ER diagram in output - SchemaCrawler generates ER ...
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How to document (describe in HTML) Oracle schema?

Try Dataedo - it enables creation of detailed documentation of schema - all tables, columns, views etc. and generation of multiple ERDs and export it to PDF and HTML. Besides that you get ability to ...
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Comprehensive Technical Documentation Tool

I am reasonably certain that will a little work you could put something very like what you are describing using Sphinx Docs. The one area that you might have problems with is Real Time Collaborative ...
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Which tool would you use for producing REST API docs from Java code?

MireDot is designed for this. Input: Jax-rs, Spring Web-mvc, Jackson code/configuration files Output: HTML and RAML among other options Requirements 1/2/3 are fulfilled but optional requirements 4/5/...
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Which tool would you use for producing REST API docs from Java code?

I would take a very close look at: doxygen It can generate HTML, LaTex, RTF (MS-Word), PostScript, hyperlinked PDF, compressed HTML, and Unix man pages It supports Javadoc style documentation It is ...
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What software can I use to edit interlinked HTML files without reading source code?

You need a web browser that also can be used as a what-you-see-is-what-you-get HTML editor. The only one I know and have used is a very old program called Amaya. It lets you browse the HTML files, ...
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Generating multiple PDF documents from spreadsheet and images

If a programmatic solution is acceptable, Essential PDF and Essential XlsIO can be used to import content from Excel and generate PDF documents. You need to write code (C# or any .NET language) to ...
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AngularJS Code Documentation Tool

I'm trying out ngDoc it seems to be better for AngularJS. But I'm keeping this open for further comments and suggestions.
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Code documentation system (like javadoc/pydoc etc), which is pluggable for less common languages (eg SAS)

Doxygen is a popular, multi-language documentation generator. It is primarily for C++ (probably one of the most complex languages) but includes support for a few others, too. http://www.doxygen.nl/ ...
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