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Documenting Visual Basic.NET source code

What are code documentation standards?

Many programming languages have well defined standards for documenting source code. These standards are useful in that they allow developers to add comments to code in a uniform format. Furthermore, it is possible to use tools to extract the documentation from an entire application's source code and use it to automatically produce project technical documentation in a fraction of the time it would take to manually produce the documentation.

Programming languages such as Java have had code documentation standards for many years. The Java system is called JavaDoc, and allows developers to easily create HTML format documentation from project source code.

With the introduction of the .NET Framework and the new version of the Visual Basic programming language - Visual Basic.NET, Microsoft included some form of source code documentation standards - XML Comments...

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