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  1. Link to reference source code

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

    55 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).

      31 votes
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      • When browsing .Net standard, show the minimum version a namespace is introduced

        It would be great to be able to see the first/minimum version that a namespace is introduced. This way, if you are browsing and realize that you really only need .Net Standard 1.3 instead of 1.6, for example, you can see that quickly without having to flip back and forth. Alternatively, having a feature comparison chart where 2+ .Net versions are selected and their namespaces are compared would serve the same purpose.

        27 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.

          21 votes
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          • Bring back the "Version information" section in documentation pages

            MSDN docs have a "Version information" section which says in which version a type or member was introduced. This is important information and should be included on the new site.

            18 votes
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            • Add better explanation of memory optimized VMs

              The page discussing different VM families and the child page specifically about memory-optimized VM families could do with a bit of added clarity. Having confusion within a particular family (ex D1v2-D5v2 are general purpose and D11v2-D15v2 are memory optimized) is not particularly intuitive and providing more direct explanations or a graphic would go a long way in assisting VM selection. It seems like there is disproportionate focus on number of vCPUs and performance on a page that's supposed to be articulating memory specifics.

              13 votes
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              • Fix D2D documentation

                D2D should be plain obvious. Tons of interfaces interfaces are missing from content tree and offline help.

                Example:
                – browse the content tree (Desktop technologies /Graphics and Gaming /DirectX /Direct2D /API /Interfaces)
                – notice a ton of interfaces are missing in the first place (mostly the original interfaces, but now that I look closely, ID2D1Bitmap1 is missing, too; its a mess …)
                – click ID2D1DeviceContext1 => available offline
                – follow the link to ID2D1DeviceContext => missing, resolved online
                – if you look for ID2D1DeviceContext in the index you can get to some of the methods (available offline), but not to…

                12 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)

                  12 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

                    12 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.

                      9 votes
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                      • Include Reactive Extensions documentation for .Net Core in docs.microsoft.com

                        MSDN have documentation on Reactive Extensions (Rx) as can be seen here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh242986(v=vs.103).aspx

                        Microsoft's new docs.microsoft.com lacks the same API documentation.

                        Since https://github.com/Reactive-Extensions/Rx.NET is a .Net Foundation project. much like ASP.Net core and others; It's documentation should be included. Especially as it's namespaced under System.

                        4 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.

                          4 votes
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                          • More Screenshots & Graphics in Documentation

                            While your documentation maintains a consistent and well thought out structure, much of it is far too wordy and difficult-to-follow. It's not that it's hard, it just makes my eyes glaze over and I get the TL;DR twitch and start clicking away or searching for answers another way. Some of it is almost as dry as reading an IETF or W3.org spec, lol.

                            Please start adding useful screenshots to documentation where it makes sense. I'm not saying go crazy, but this is especially helpful for very long articles to break it up with some helpful images, graphs, etc.

                            4 votes
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                            • Make the docs more interactive (as Xamarin workbook)

                              It would be great if the docs could be a little bit more interactive as Xamarin workbooks. Making the documentation exportable to Xamarin workbooks would be interesting for example.

                              The nicest thing would be that the examples on the documentation could be directly executed on the website.

                              3 votes
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                              • Support the .NET API Browser as a service and Provide REST API to access it

                                .NET API Browser https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/ is our one-stop shop for all .NET-based APIs from Microsoft.
                                We can search for any managed APIs and filter for platform and version using FieFox and internet Explorer.
                                We are in need to search this service from c# code, but currently we can't get search results from within c# code using httpclient or webclient.

                                It's nice to support the .NET API Browser https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/ as a service and Provide REST API to get search result as a json string.

                                3 votes
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                                • Move and update the Windows API documentation to Docs

                                  There are still tons of devs working with the WinAPI, and a lot, like me, who are learning to use it for different purposes: drivers, Windows Internals, etc.

                                  All the Windows API should be migrated to docs and it also should be fully updated with examples.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • To add the following explanation to the Sales tax payment

                                    On this page - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/operations/financials/general-ledger/round-sales-tax-payments
                                    We need to add the below explanation to clarify to users that the Update field which was present in all previous versions of AX has not been deprecated.
                                    Sales tax payment was split into two entry points for better segregation of duties. You can run "Report sales tax for settlement period" to have sales tax payment run without GL transactions generated (legacy "Update" checkbox unchecked) and "Settle and post sales tax" to run it with GL update (legacy "Update" checkbox checked). Both are located in Tax > Declarations > Sales tax menu.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Make the documentation printer-friendly.

                                      The documentation is not currently printer-friendly. While the content can be printed, there is a lot of baggage at the beginning as well as loads of empty pages at the end.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Add IdentityModel APIs

                                        Can't see anything from Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens in there. E.g. SecurityKey. How can I find what classes implement this abstract class?

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