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Generate your API documentation with DocFX

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What is it

DocFX makes it extremely easy to generate your developer hub with API reference, landing page, and how-to.

What's next

Check out the road map of DocFX [here](Roadmap.md).

NOTE: For more information on DocFX v3, please visit the v3 working branch.

How to use

  • Option 1: install DocFX through chocolatey package: choco install docfx -y.
  • Option 2: install DocFX through nuget package: nuget install docfx.console, docfx.exe is under folder docfx.console/tools/.
  • Option 3: play DocFX inside Visual Studio: create a Class Library (.NET Framework) project, Manage Nuget Packages to install docfx.console nuget package on the project, Build to create the generated website under folder _site.

For more information, please refer to Getting Started.

How to Contribute

For new comers, you can start with issues with help-wanted. Check out the [contributing](.github/CONTRIBUTING.md) page to see the best places to log issues and start discussions.

This project has adopted the code of conduct defined by the Contributor Covenant to clarify expected behavior in our community. For more information see the .NET Foundation Code of Conduct.


DocFX is licensed under the [MIT license](LICENSE).

.NET Foundation

DocFX is supported by the .NET Foundation.

DocFX Project

dev is the default branch accepting Pull Requests. It releases a package daily. master branch is the release branch.

How to build from source code


  1. Visual Studio 2017 with .NET Core cross-platform development toolset
  2. Node.js


  • Option 1: Run build.cmd under DocFX code repo.
  • Option 2: Open docfx.sln under DocFX code repo in Visual Studio and build docfx.sln.

Build Status

master dev
Master status Build Status


Chocolatey Nuget Nightly Build
Chocolatey NuGet MyGet

Running Status

Windows with VS2017 Ubuntu Linux with Mono
VS Ubuntu

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the DocFX README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.