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DocFx is a documentation generation tool for api reference and markdown files!

DocFX is an API documentation generator for .NET, currently supporting C# and VB, as similar to JSDoc or Sphinx. It has the ability to extract triple slash comments out from your source code. What's more, it has syntax to link additional files to API to add additional remarks. docfx will scan your source code and your additional conceptual files and generate a complete HTML documentation website for you. docfx provides the flexibility for you to customize the website through templates. We currently have several embedded templates, including websites containing pure static html pages and also website managed by AngularJS. Of cause, if you are interested in creating your own website with your own styles, you can follow how to create custom template to create custom templates to create custom templates.


  • Generate API Documentation - Able to generate API documentation from triple-slash-comments for .NET source code directly!
  • Generate Conceptual Documentation - Able to generate HTML from markdown files supporting DFM syntax.
  • Easy Customization - Able to customize templates and themes easily

To install DocFX, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install docfx

To upgrade DocFX, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade docfx


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName= 'DocFX'
    $version    = 'v2.19.1'
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = "$version/"
    $sha1       = '114587c34e887bbf3ec1c23e4ac32e6b354873da'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      url           = $url
      checksum      = $sha1
      checksumType  = 'sha1'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft


© 2015-2017 Microsoft


Release Notes


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
DocFX 2.19 74 Monday, June 19, 2017 approved
DocFX 2.18.5 65 Thursday, June 15, 2017 approved
DocFX 2.18.4 146 Friday, June 9, 2017 approved
DocFX 2.18.3 42 Thursday, June 8, 2017 approved
DocFX 2.18.2 136 Thursday, June 1, 2017 approved
DocFX 2.18.1 50 Wednesday, May 31, 2017 approved
DocFX 2.17.7 109 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 approved
DocFX 2.17.6 55 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 approved
DocFX 2.17.5 16 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 approved
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