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  1. Make the system open source

    ..to help improving other documentations as well :)

    204 votes
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    • Link to reference source code

      Add a link to reference source code to easily view source of current class/method

      71 votes
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      • Support searching for parts of API names

        Support searching for parts of API names - e.g. index camel cased word parts.

        Currently, there are no Results for "NullOrEmpty" - which is just a full part of "IsNullOrEmpty".

        It would also be helpful to fuzzily match up names (better than no results): e.g. "isnowhi" should include "String.IsNullOrWhitespace" in the results (ranked below a possible "IsNowhereIncluded" method).

        40 votes
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        • Use the learning path approach for more documentation

          On the documentation organization\navigation topic, one way of doing the documentation that is used for some product in Azure is the learning map\path (example: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/learning-pat...). I just LOVE that approach, it's visual, it's clear, you know where you are and where you are going, it's task oriented: it's perfect.

          30 votes
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          • Offer offline documentation in more formats

            While the offline viewing option is great, PDF's "baked in" page format makes reading on mobile devices very cumbersome. I suggest offering downloads in open ePub format for easy reading on mobile devices -- allowing for text reflow, text and margin adjustment, color themes, etc.

            29 votes
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            • Search API

              Would love an API for programmatically searching for content.

              24 votes
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              • expose an end point so third party (IDE etc) can hook into docs

                Based on keywords, expose articles in either xml or json so third party apps can integrate documentation.

                19 votes
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                • Please provide a class summary table like MSDN had

                  Example:
                  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/api/Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.Grid
                  All the inherited members are just a giant unformatted sea of hyperlinks. And for everything implemented by the class, it's a giant scrolling page trying to find anything. Old MSDN had a nicely formatted summary table listing all of the class's members, properties, and events, with hyperlinks and a brief description of the member. It's *incredibly* difficult to now to get an "at a glance" view of what a class actually does.

                  18 votes
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                  • Search needs to have filtering options

                    Finding the right article is much too hard on docs.microsoft.com. For example, searching for Server Manager (in Windows Server 2016) brings up 36 000+ results, with the first page all about SQL Server. It should now be possible to filter the results based on product so that I get to Win 2016, or whatever.

                    17 votes
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                    • Use short well know type names

                      Right now Monitor.​Wait is displayed as:

                      Monitor.​Wait(​System.​Object,​System.​Int32,​System.​Boolean)

                      Much easier to read version would be:
                      Monitor.​Wait(object, int, bool)

                      17 votes
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                      • Give me the option to hide navigation panes

                        The current doc format has 2 navigation panes on the sides and the content in the center. I use sometime the nav. pane on the left but never the one on the right so i'd like the option to hide it since it makes the center section (with the core content) too narrow.
                        The ideal would be the option to hide both so that if user want he can focus just on the content and have all the space dedicated to it. Thanks

                        14 votes
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                        • Please provide à custom scrollbar for dark theme

                          The native scrollbar may be light and high contrast with the background. It's quite disturbing.

                          11 votes
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                          • 11 votes
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                            • Reintroduce link to original page for translated pages

                              At least in my language (German) the result of the automatic translation is often really bad, especially regarding the structure of the sentences. To use the popup windows referring to the original page is quite annoying if the complete page is translated badly. In previous versions there were links to the original English page, please reintroduce them. Would help a lot!
                              Example of bad translation: https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/sql/odbc/reference/syntax/sqlcolumns-function

                              10 votes
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                              • Section headers (Parameters, Constructors, etc) need Collapse All

                                Every member has a collapse button, but member groups don't have a Collapse All.

                                9 votes
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                                • Add instant search results.

                                  Show search results as they come up from the index, depending on what the user is typing.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Indicate static members

                                    .NET, C#
                                    - Indicate which members are static
                                    - Consider grouping of of static/non-static members

                                    7 votes
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                                    • 7 votes
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                                      • Won't search short class names

                                        Searching for the GC class doesn't return any results E.g. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/?term=GC If I search https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/?term=System.GC does though. This feels closely related to the "Support searching for parts of API names" request though.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Subscribe to updates for a particular article or topic area

                                          Subscribe to updates for a particular article or topic area. Receive notification whenever an article or set of articles changes.

                                          6 votes
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