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GhostDoc Enterprise Edition


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 10/4/2018.

GhostDoc is a Visual Studio extension that automatically generates XML documentation comments for methods and properties based on their type, parameters, name, and other contextual information.

When generating documentation for class derived from a base class or for interface implementation (e.g. .NET Framework or your custom framework), GhostDoc will use the documentation that Microsoft or the framework vendor has already written for the base class or interface.


  • Save keystrokes and time; simplify documenting your code
  • Automatically generate a starting point for your help documentation
  • Benefit of the base class documentation
  • StyleCop compliant documentation templates
  • (Pro) Documentation quality and maintenance
  • (Pro) Code Spell Checker
  • (Pro) Build Help File
  • (Pro) Take control of your help files with Help Configurations and Template Libraries
  • See this page for the full comparison between editions.

If you follow good naming conventions in your code, then you will get very decent results on the summary GhostDoc generates. When I see code that is not documented, it is as simple as hit Ctrl-Shift-D to have GhostDoc document it.


  • Uninstall is not completely silent, after uninstall a browser window pops up

To install GhostDoc Enterprise Edition, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install ghostdoc-enterprise

To upgrade GhostDoc Enterprise Edition, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade ghostdoc-enterprise


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $cacheDirectory = Get-PackageCacheLocation
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $env:chocolateyPackageName
      fileType       = 'exe'
      url            = ''
      unzipLocation  = $cacheDirectory
      softwareName   = 'GhostDoc Enterprise'
      checksum       = 'B1A4A75AA5492452EC72D87602416E01EBBC8DA8D6AE11A33EC056219CAFB8CDA6C2BEBCFFE2496CF2BF0161BEC997242EC791AD843572EFAD4543C8B3DADE01'
      checksumType   = 'sha512'
      silentArgs     = ''
      validExitCodes = @(0)
      options        = @{
        Headers = @{
          Referer = ''
    [array]$existingKey = Get-UninstallRegistryKey @packageArgs
    $toolsDir = (Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    if ($existingKey.Length -eq 1) {
      $existingKey | ForEach-Object {
        . "$toolsDir\helpers.ps1"
        Write-Host "Uninstalling previous version of $($packageArgs.softwareName)"
        UninstallGhostDoc "$($_.PSChildName)"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    $packageArgs["file"] = Get-ChildItem $cacheDirectory -Filter "*.exe" -Recurse | Select-Object -First 1 -ExpandProperty FullName
    if ($env:chocolateyInstallOverride -ne $true) {
      Start-Process "autohotkey.exe" "$toolsDir\ghostdocInstall.ahk"
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName 'GhostDoc Enterprise'
    $toolsDir = (Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | ForEach-Object {
        . "$toolsDir\helpers.ps1"
        UninstallGhostDoc "$($_.PSChildName)"
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$env:chocolateyPackageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert the package maintainer that the following keys were matched:"
      $key | ForEach-Object { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }
  • tools\ghostdocInstall.ahk Show
    ; default environment
    DetectHiddenWindows, off
    SetControlDelay, 20
    SetKeyDelay, 10
    ; modified environment
    DetectHiddenText, off
    SetTitleMatchMode, 1
    winTitleWelcome = GhostDoc Enterprise Setup
    winTitleWelcomeText = Click Next to continue
    winTitleLicense = GhostDoc Enterprise Licence Agreement
    winTitleIntegrationText = Visual Studio Intergation
    winTitleReady = Ready to Install
    winTitleCompleted = Completing the GhostDoc Enterprise Setup Wizard
    WinWait, %winTitleWelcome%, %winTitleWelcomeText%
    ControlClick, Button1, %winTitleWelcome%, %winTitleWelcomeText%
    Sleep, 100
    WinWait, %winTitleLicense%
    Control, Check,, Button2, %winTitleLicense%
    ControlClick, Button5, %winTitleLicense%
    Sleep, 100
    WinWait, %winTitleWelcome%
    ControlClick, Button1, %winTitleWelcome%
    Sleep, 100
    WinWait, %winTitleWelcome%, %winTitleIntegrationText%
    ControlClick, Button1, %winTitleWelcome%
    Sleep, 100
    WinWait, %winTitleWelcome%, %winTitleReady%
    ControlClick, Button1, %winTitleWelcome%
    Sleep, 1000
    WinWait, %winTitleWelcome%, %winTitleCompleted%
    ControlClick, Button1, %winTitleWelcome%
  • tools\helpers.ps1 Show
    function UninstallGhostDoc() {
      $packageArgs = @{
        packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
        file          = ''
        fileType      = 'msi'
        silentArgs    = "$msiGuid /qn /norestart"
        validExitCodes= @(0)
      Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • submain


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Release Notes

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Package Changelog

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
GhostDoc Enterprise Edition 5.9.18240 15 Sunday, September 2, 2018 approved
GhostDoc Enterprise Edition 5.9.18070 80 Friday, April 6, 2018 approved
GhostDoc Enterprise Edition 5.8.17335 133 Tuesday, January 2, 2018 approved
GhostDoc Enterprise Edition 5.8.17330 141 Sunday, December 3, 2017 approved
GhostDoc Enterprise Edition 5.8 159 Sunday, October 1, 2017 approved

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