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Technical documentation for Events 5.1.5

MSDN style help file for Events

As member of the DNN reference team and as a creator of the DNN Core API MSDN help file, I have some experience in generating documentation based on code comments in the source.

I created a new Sandcastle Help file builder project to retrieve the documentation from the Events source files and generate a .chm MSDN style help file.

MSDN Style help file for Events 5.1.5

After generating the Events help file, I realised that not all parts of the module are documented to the level that we feel completely confident with. So you can expect better internal documentation and thus a better API help file in upcoming versions of Events.

Events Table documentation

In order to provide documentation about the tables used by Events, I used a tool (Redgate SQL doc) to create a Word document that lists all Events tables, indexes, keys, indexes, references, etc.

Sample of the MSDN style help

This is an experiment

I realize that this technical documentation might not be of interest to every Events user and that the documentation is primarily focussed towards the Developer and/or Web admins with SQL knowledge.

So, I consider this an experiment.

  • If the download counters for these specific files reach serious numbers, I will continue to create the documentation for new versions of Events.
  • If the download counter stays very low, I have “wasted” a good part of a Sunday evening on things people are not interested in.

Well, these things happen!

Please have a look at the Events download page on CodePlex.


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