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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

    23 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.

      15 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).

        11 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.

          11 votes
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          • Display extension methods in API reference for a class

            For example, in the existing MSDN documentation for IEnumerable<T>, we also see all of the extension methods that are defined for that type:

            https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/9eekhta0(v=vs.110).aspx

            In the new .NET API Browser, the IEnumerable<T> reference only lists the GetEnumerator() method. None of the documentation for IEnumerable<T> says anything about the presence of these extension methods or even links to System.Linq.Enumerable.

            https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable-1

            7 votes
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            • Add support for ASP.NET Core

              Add support for ASP.NET Core Api reference
              Also Identity Core and EF Core

              6 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.

                5 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)

                  5 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

                    5 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.

                      4 votes
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                      • Add ASP.NET MVC and WebAPI

                        Documentation for both "classic" and Core ASP.NET MVC and WebAPI is missing. Only WebForms is currently included.

                        4 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 documentation for WPF

                            As in the title!

                            the new docs are terrible in both format and content

                            3 votes
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                            • Bug: Scrolling to bottom of page causes page to flicker

                              Browser: Chrome 57.0.2987.133
                              OS: Windows 10 Pro
                              GPU: GTX 970, Driver version 378.92

                              URL: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/microsoft.build.construction.projectextensionselement?view=netframework-4.7

                              Video: https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AMX0Mmrwjejx90k&id=5205E35027C028A%21109&cid=05205E35027C028A

                              Scrolling to the bottom of a type or property page that has a scrollbar on the left panel causes it to flicker violently.

                              I can't reproduce this on a namespace or method page, in Edge or IE11, or on another computer.

                              I recorded a video of the flickering, but after uploading it to YouTube the flickering is no longer visible in the video.

                              I uploaded it to OneDrive and the flickering isn't visible in the video when played in the web player, but…

                              3 votes
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                              • 3 votes
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                                • Include the entire existing MSDN documentation for .NET

                                  Because this API browser was announce to be 'All .NET documentation - in one place' (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/teamblog/announcing-unified-dotnet-experience-on-docs) I would suggest to include in it also the existing documentation from MSDN, that we use daily, including older .NET versions like .NET 3.5 and 4.0 and various platforms (Compact Framework, Silverlight, Windows Phone etc..).

                                  Otherwise, the .NET Framework API documentation will become even more fragmented and hard to find.

                                  3 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.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Add APIversion dropdown for the ARM templates

                                      The new ARM documentation is great. Should be nice to add the different api versions per schema (likewhise a dropdown)

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Expose information through an API service

                                        It would be great if the information could be exposed through some API to be used, for example, on a Visual Studio Code extension.

                                        If we could send the Framework + Version + text and obtain the first 10-20 results it could be useful for an IDE integration.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Please provide a loading bar

                                          Show a loading bar while trying to search from the address bar so that the end user won't get the feeling that the screen is frozen

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