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  1. Make the system open source

    ..to help improving other documentations as well :)

    164 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

      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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          • 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.

            25 votes
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            • Search API

              Would love an API for programmatically searching for content.

              17 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.

                13 votes
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                • Allow flagging of comments for spam

                  There are lots of comments on the site that, whilst not harmful can be dangerous.

                  Take this page for instance:
                  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/dotnet/articles/visual-basic/

                  There are a couple of comments by a user attempting to submit XSS content to the page.

                  There should be an option to flag such comments as spam.

                  Thanks, Dan

                  12 votes
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                  • Inscrease GitHub avatar resolution in azure-docs

                    64 is so much better than 16 pixels.
                    See this: http://i.imgur.com/Ach0AvG.png

                    Currently it looks really bad on any high DPI display if you zoom in just a tad. The community will also love you more, since they're now even sharper :)

                    5 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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                      • Search Breadcrumbs

                        Expose the existing breadcrumbs to search engines:
                        https://developers.google.com/search/docs/data-types/breadcrumbs
                        https://www.bing.com/webmaster/help/markup-breadcrumbs-72419f3f

                        This clarifies exactly what each page relates to directly from search results, without relying on the URL (which is often truncated) or the page's title.

                        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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                          • Make it possible to Share with linkedin

                            Linkedin sharing. You own linkedin for God sake.

                            3 votes
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                            • Use Visual Studio colors for code

                              In code snippets, the methods are colored as classes but shouldn't be, parameter types or types in general are not colored at all. Would be nice if the coloring was consistent with Visual Studio; Roslyn might help with that.

                              2 votes
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                              • dark theme has some elements that are not visible

                                example: icons are black on almost black background.

                                2 votes
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                                • 2 votes
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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

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Enable a user to have her/his own area to collect articles, save reading sessions etc

                                      When I go to docs.microsoft.com I'm usually looking at similar and related things every time. Like for instance I might be looking for reference information on XAML and C++ examples or other very specific areas of interest, and that is what I do every time.

                                      It would be nice to have your own area that saves recently read articles, save reading sessions and that present related articles that might be of interest to me specifically.

                                      2 votes
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