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GhostDoc Pro Edition


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 4/13/2019.

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 Pro Edition, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install ghostdoc-pro

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

C:\> choco upgrade ghostdoc-pro


  • tools\helpers.ps1 Show
    function UninstallGhostDoc() {
      $packageArgs = @{
        packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
        file          = ''
        fileType      = 'msi'
        silentArgs    = "$msiGuid /qn /norestart"
        validExitCodes= @(0)
      Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\ghostdocInstall.ahk Show
    #NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
    ; #Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
    SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
    SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
    SetTitleMatchMode, RegEx
    edition = %1%
    winTitleWelcome = GhostDoc %edition% Setup
    winTitleWelcomeText = Click Next to continue
    winTitleLicense = GhostDoc %edition% Licence Agreement
    winTitleIntegrationText = Visual Studio Intergation
    winTitleReady = Ready to Install
    winTitleCompleted = Completing the GhostDoc %edition% Setup Wizard
    WinWait, %winTitleWelcome%, %winTitleWelcomeText%
    ControlSend, Button1, {Enter}, %winTitleWelcome%, %winTitleWelcomeText%
    Sleep, 100
    WinWait, %winTitleLicense%
    Control, Check,, Button2, %winTitleLicense%
    ControlSend, Button5, {Enter}, %winTitleLicense%
    Sleep, 100
    WinWait, %winTitleWelcome%
    ControlSend, Button1, {Enter}, %winTitleWelcome%
    Sleep, 100
    WinWait, %winTitleWelcome%, %winTitleIntegrationText%
    ControlSend, Button1, {Enter}, %winTitleWelcome%
    Sleep, 100
    WinWait, %winTitleWelcome%, %winTitleReady%
    ControlSend, Button1, {Enter}, %winTitleWelcome%
    Sleep, 1000
    WinWait, %winTitleWelcome%, %winTitleCompleted%
    ControlSend, Button1, {Enter}, %winTitleWelcome%
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName 'GhostDoc Pro'
    $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\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $cacheDirectory = Get-PackageCacheLocation
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $env:chocolateyPackageName
      fileType       = 'exe'
      url            = ''
      unzipLocation  = $cacheDirectory
      softwareName   = 'GhostDoc Pro'
      checksum       = 'e961fc17c72e470fa4ff1356fb3d7d1563648ab89943f45e04c5dbb3452479ffb321bb6d5ba5170514324c9126f56f344d96f061fca2050af5cee231e3b00c09'
      checksumType   = 'sha512'
      silentArgs     = ''
      validExitCodes = @(0)
      options        = @{
        Headers = @{
          Referer = ''
    [array]$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 GhostDoc Pro"
        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","Pro"
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • submain


© 1998-2017 SubMain Software. All rights reserved.


Release Notes

[Software Changelog](
Package Changelog

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
GhostDoc Pro Edition 2018.2.19060 57 Wednesday, March 6, 2019 approved
GhostDoc Pro Edition 2018.2.19030 30 Thursday, February 7, 2019 approved
GhostDoc Pro Edition 2018.1.18330.20190125 31 Friday, January 25, 2019 approved
GhostDoc Pro Edition 2018.1.18330 49 Saturday, December 1, 2018 approved
GhostDoc Pro Edition 2018.1.18310 59 Wednesday, November 7, 2018 approved
GhostDoc Pro Edition 2018.1.18300 41 Wednesday, October 31, 2018 approved
GhostDoc Pro Edition 2018.1.18250 60 Thursday, October 4, 2018 approved
GhostDoc Pro Edition 5.9.18240 66 Sunday, September 2, 2018 approved
GhostDoc Pro Edition 5.9.18070 181 Friday, April 6, 2018 approved
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