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  1. Make the system open source

    ..to help improving other documentations as well :)

    107 votes
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    • Link to Entity Framework Core docs SOMEwhere on or near the docs.microsoft.com home page

      There is no obvious location for it when you arrive on the home page. Neither the .NET Core nor ASP.NET Core pages have links to it that I found. Maybe there is a link three or four levels deep, but it is ridiculous to make someone click around that much to find it.

      9 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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        • Dramatically improve site performance

          Performance is very poor. E.g. for a page picked at random you are in the bottom 50% of sites in terms of speed according the pingdom speed test. See e.g. https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/dYpCmZ/https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/api/windows.ui.input.spatial.spatialp

          You take 48 requests (including 21 scripts!) and 1.22MB to show some a site where the valuable content is text.. Speed is critical for technical docs, since you tend to click around so much.

          22 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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            • 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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              • 1 vote
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                • Broken links on microsoft.com

                  https://www.microsoft.com/library/errorpages/smarterror.aspx?aspxerrorpath=https%3a%2f%2fwww.microsoft.com%2fweb%2fdownloads%2fplatform.aspx

                  "We are sorry, the page you requested cannot be found.

                  The URL may be misspelled or the page you're looking for is no longer available. "

                  This is a problem as I need files from this link. Please can someone attend to this.
                  Thank you

                  1 vote
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                  • 1 vote
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                    • Ensure that documentation is complete

                      First time using and the first thing I was looking for is not there. Why would someone use a documentation feature that is incomplete?

                      1 vote
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                      • 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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                        • RSS Feed

                          This is a nice format but losing RSS Feed notifications is a drawback.

                          31 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.

                            6 votes
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                            • Wider navigation pane

                              Please make the (left) navigation pane a little wider on wide screen monitors (1600px). It will increase readability in both the navigation pane (particularly in case of indented content) and main content.

                              8 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.

                                15 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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                                  • Search API

                                    Would love an API for programmatically searching for content.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Almost unusable!

                                      This site has become almost unusable - because all drop down box functionality disappears!

                                      When the page loads I can see the drop down box character '>' appearing on items in the navigation pane but very soon they all disappear, this happens with Edge, internet Explorer and Chrome.

                                      The MSDN documentation site still works - this may have started after installing the anniversary edition of Windows 10 Pro (15063.138).

                                      1 vote
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                                      • dark theme has some elements that are not visible

                                        example: icons are black on almost black background.

                                        1 vote
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                                        • Toggling between code sample langueages

                                          Like on MSDN - you see code only in one language but can click to see another.

                                          With long code, you have to scroll a lot. When you stop in the middle it takes a sec to recognize what language this is.

                                          1 vote
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