.NET Documentation Tool – Document Source Code For Free

The .NET Documentation Tool creates documentation from .NET Framework (C# and VB.NET) source code.

Hundreds of organisations worldwide have used this useful tool to quickly document their .NET application source code.

April 2023: The .NET Documentation Tool is now available for free. Please bear in mind the software is unsupported and I am unable to provide updates, fixes or technical support because the tools I used to build it no longer work on my PC. In addition it only supports legacy .NET application code written from 2001 – around 2010. If you have any questions about the tool then post a comment below and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Key features:

  • Huge time saver compared to generating documentation by hand.
  • Supports both VB.NET and C# source code [though I ended development in 2012 and it doesn’t support more modern language features].
  • Documents all types of .NET application, including Windows Forms, Console Applications, Class Libraries and ASP.NET web applications.
  • Documentation created in a number of output formats.
  • Supports the XML Comments standards as used by both C# and VB.NET.
  • Documentation includes the project’s colour coded, syntax highlighted, cross-referenced and line numbered source code.
  • Also documents SQL Server and Microsoft Access databases that are associated with a .NET application.
  • The tool contains a graphical user interface, but may also be run from the command line.
  • An ideal alternative to NDoc, which is also no longer in active development.

Example output from the .NET documentation tool code documentor for the .NET Framework

Download the .NET Documentation Tool today, and find out just how much time you can save when documenting your own application source code.


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