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DocFx is a documentation generation tool for API reference and Markdown files!

DocFX is an API documentation generator for .NET, and currently it supports C# and VB.
It generates API reference documentation from triple-slash comments in your source code.
It also allows you to use Markdown files to create additional topics such as tutorials and how-tos, and to customize the generated reference documentation.
DocFX builds a static HTML website from your source code and Markdown files, which can be easily hosted on any web servers (for example,
Also, DocFX provides you the flexibility to customize the layout and style of your website through templates.
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.


  • Website from Source Code and Markdown - DocFX generates Documentation directly from source code (.NET, RESTful API, JavaScript, Java, etc...) and Markdown files.
  • Run Everywhere - DocFX runs on Linux, macOS, and Windows. The generated website can be deployed to any web host with no additional configurations, e.g. Github Pages, Azure Websites...
  • Easy Customization - DocFX provides a flexible way 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    = 'v2.31'
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = "$version/"
    $sha1       = '986a4aa98246c4f7d0633981cca4f1703e2dda50'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      url           = $url
      checksum      = $sha1
      checksumType  = 'sha1'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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  • Microsoft


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Release Notes


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
DocFX 2.30 31 Friday, January 12, 2018 waiting for maintainer
DocFX 2.29.1 1311 Monday, December 25, 2017 approved
DocFX 2.29 83 Friday, December 22, 2017 approved
DocFX 2.28.3 281 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 approved
DocFX 2.28.2 163 Thursday, December 7, 2017 approved
DocFX 2.28.1 229 Friday, December 1, 2017 approved
DocFX 2.28 79 Thursday, November 30, 2017 approved
DocFX 2.27 853 Thursday, November 9, 2017 approved
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