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VersionDistribution 42.86% 28.57% 19.05% 4.76% 4.76%

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Sandcastle Documentation Compiler Tools


Sandcastle Documentation Compiler Tools is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 40 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 64% of users of Sandcastle Documentation Compiler Tools come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Finland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: SHFB.CodePlex.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sandcastle\data\reflection
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{55E00926-197C-4B98-87E5-B767007F205E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sandcastle Documentation Compiler Tools

  • aggregatebynamespace.exe - Sandcastle Tools (Aggregate Reflection Data by Namespace Utility)
  • buildassembler.exe - BuildAssembler - Build Controller
  • buildassemblerlibrary.dll - BuildAssembler - Base Class Library
  • buildcomponents.dll - BuildAssembler - Build Components Library
  • chmbuilder.exe - CHM Help File Builder Utility
  • commandline.dll - Command Line Option Class Library
  • dbcsfix.exe - DBCS Fix Utility
  • mergexml.exe - Merge XML Utility
  • mrefbuilder.exe - MRefBuilder
  • mshcpackager.exe - MSHCPackager
  • sandcastlegui.exe - Sandcastle Example GUI
  • segregatebyassembly.exe - Segregate Reflection Data by Assembly Utility
  • segregatebynamespace.exe - Segregate Reflection Data by Namespace Utility
  • syntaxcomponents.dll - BuildAssembler - Syntax Component Library
  • versionbuilder.exe - Version Builder Utility
  • xsltransform.exe - XSL Transformation Utility

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  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
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Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 8 38%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.90%
Windows 10 38.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.00%
Windows Server 2012 R2 St... 5.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.89%
  United Kingdom 8.33%
  Finland 2.78%
  Australia 2.78%
  Romania 2.78%
  Spain 2.78%
  Israel 2.78%
  Iran 2.78%
  Germany 2.78%
  Czech Republic 2.78%
  Turkey 2.78%
  Italy 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 55.00%
Hewlett-Packard 15.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
ASUS 5.00%
Intel 5.00%
Samsung 5.00%
Acer 5.00%
Common models
Dell XPS L322X 5.56%
Dell Vostro 3560 5.56%
Dell Latitude E5530 non-v... 5.56%
LENOVO 24384BU 5.56%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 5.56%
Dell Latitude E6530 5.56%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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