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What is the DNN-Connect/DocBrowser module?

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Laurence Neville
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    I am intrigued ....what is the DNN-Connect/DocBrowser module on GitHub (https://github.com/DNN-Connect/DocBrowser)?

    It looks like a module for displaying documentation, with the source being markdown files. The example content is DNN Platform documentation but as Markdown, rather than the original RST format.

    I am interested because I am looking at making a module myself for viewing DocFx-generated documentation (which also uses Markdown), and some Google search brought me to this module.

    Can Peter and David say a bit more about the project?
    Peter Donker
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      Good catch. It's work in progress. And sadly it will not be used for what it was intended. It is a byproduct of the DNN Docs team of which I'm a part. The idea was to gather all documentation in one github repo and then auto generate the documentation online from that using this module. Clone the repo into a specified folder and the module converts this to online content which should be quite fast.

      As we progressed with the project we've now opted for a different approach so this has now become obsolete. It's how these things go. It was a nice exercise for me in any case.

      Feel free to benefit from this work. I'll be mothballing it but it'll stay on Github (but probably marked as archived).
      Laurence Neville
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        OK thanks Peter. I am working on a similar idea using DocFx (the free MS tool that generates static HTML documentation similar to docs.microsoft.com). The HTML content is built using the docfx.console NuGet (see https://github.com/dotnet/docfx), and my module displays the content within a DNN site.
        Good luck with the project!
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