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GhostDoc version 5.5 delivers compatibility with VS2017 RTM as well as a number of
VS2017 RTM support
GhostDoc is now also available as VSIX for VS2017
Documentation Hints no longer visible in the Debug mode
Fixed issue wrapping lines within the <value></value> tag
In the Offline Activation Preview - ...
For the last several years, I've made more and more of my living via entrepreneurial
pursuits. I started my career as a software developer and then worked my way
along that career path before leaving fulltime employment to do my own thing.
These days, I consult, but I also make training content, write books, and offer ...
Editorial note: most of the GhostDoc bloopers below are a history, but they provide
for a good laugh. We encourage you to share the GhostDoc goofs you have encountered
– they are great for entertainment as well as give us a chance to improve the product.
Some years ago, I was doing work for some client or another. Honestly, I ...
to command consideration as today's lingua
franca of modern software development.
I find it sort of surreal to contemplate that, given my own backstory. ...
Last month, I wrote a
post introducing you to T4 templates. Near the end, I included a mention
of GhostDoc's use of T4 templates in automatically generating code comments.
Today, I'd like to expand on that.
To recap very briefly, recall that Ghost Doc allows you to generate things like method
header comments. I ...
Today, I'd like to tackle a subject that inspires ambivalence in me. Specifically,
I mean the subject of automated text generation (including a common, specific flavor:
If you haven't encountered this before, consider a common example. When you
file->new->(console) project, Visual Studio generates a ...
Version 5.4 of GhostDoc is a maintenance update for the v5.0 users:
VS2017 RC integration
New menu items - Getting Started Tutorial and Tutorials and Resources
(Pro) (Ent) Edit buttons in Options - Solution Ignore List and Options - Spelling
(Pro) (Ent) Test button in Options - Solution Ignore List
(Ent) Now ...
We are looking for your input and we're willing to bribe you for answering one very
simple question: What are your biggest code documentation challenges right now?
The survey is super-quick and we're offering a $20 discount code for
your time (good with any new SubMain product license purchase) that you will automatically
receive once ...
If you spend enough years writing software, sooner or later, your chosen vocation
will force you into reverse engineering. Some weird API method with an inscrutable
name will stymie you. And you'll have to plug in random inputs and examine the
outputs to figure out what it does.
this wastes your time. Even if ...
Before I get down to the brass tacks of how to do some interesting stuff, I'm going
to spin a tale of woe. Well, I might have phrased that a little strongly.
Call it a tale of corporate drudgery.
In any case, many years ago I worked briefly in a little department, at a little company
that seemed to be a corporate drudgery ...