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After upgrading our large solution to .NET 4.8, the Sandcastle Help File Builder is throwing all kinds of errors.
The solution now also contains .NET standard and .NET Core projects.
Does anyone know a reliable tool that can generate a help file or PDF from xml comments in C# code in a user friendly way?

What I have tried:

I tried DocFX, but found that too complicated, also tried Dr Explain but that tool does not even know about xml comments.
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Updated 27-Sep-22 22:44pm
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Jo_vb.net 27-Sep-22 13:36pm    
wiki has a Comparison:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_documentation_generators
RickZeeland 27-Sep-22 14:30pm    
Thanks!
Member 15627495 28-Sep-22 1:37am    
why don't you add as 'package' the .Net version you need ?
Richard Deeming 28-Sep-22 3:55am    
SHFB[^] works fine for me with .NET 4.8, .NET Standard, .NET Core, and .NET 5/6/...

Rather than abandon it because of some unspecified errors, why not open an issue or start a discussion in the project? Eric's pretty good at responding there.
RickZeeland 28-Sep-22 4:40am    
Posted this as an issue on GitHub and got a response from Eric Woodruff (not related to Bill btw), but by then I already solved the problem by referencing the dll's instead of the project files.
So thanks for all the suggestions everyone!

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Solved the problem in Sandcastle Help File Builder by referencing the dll's instead of the project files. Having all dll's in the same place seemed to help too.
 
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