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Import from a Document Generator

Postby Susan_HC on Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:52 pm

Hi everyone,

We're currently using a tool called DocumentX from Innovasys to create documentation from code (C#). We'd like to move this content into MadCap Flare. Has anyone had any experience with this? We have a large number of files (13,000+). From what I've read, MadCap cannot generate HTML from code.

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Import from a Document Generator

Postby SteveS on Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:32 pm

What is the format of the content generated by DocumentX?
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Re: Import from a Document Generator

Postby Susan_HC on Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:48 pm

The output format is both .chm and webhelp right now. The content comes from comments the developers' C# files.
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Re: Import from a Document Generator

Postby SteveS on Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:35 pm

Do you have the source used to generate the .CHM?
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Re: Import from a Document Generator

Postby Susan_HC on Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:39 pm

No. It's generated at build/run time. DocumentX/HelpStudio is referencing assemblies from the code and then it generates the .chm or web help. I can't actually edit the files without decompiling the .chm. If I did that, any changes that I make would be overwritten the next time one of those assemblies is updated and the documentation is generated.
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Re: Import from a Document Generator

Postby SteveS on Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:18 pm

The Microsoft help compiler can be used to decompile or reverse engineer a .CHM file.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/desktop/htmlhelp/decompiling-a-help-file

The only download link I could find that is active is:

html Help Complier
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