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  1. 271 votes
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      15 comments  ·  Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Have better explanations for MSDN library topics

      Many of the topics are very poor documented or documented with meaningless information which can be understood from the name of the class or property.

      107 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Syntax highlight on the website msdn.com

        Please , make the website User Friendly.

        The code looks terrible , because it is in black color . Why aren't you using any syntax highlight ? Look at the other sites with c# or any code . They highlight the CODE , and then it becomes readable.

        This website is good , and the tutorials and examples are awesome, but the fact that there is not SH , makes me skip msdn.com website and look for another page.

        76 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Give Code Example with Screen Shots.

          Examplain and Give Code examples with screen shots. In the examples there are steps and code deployment which are lack of screen shots. The screen shots (output result) should be also there.

          47 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • PLEASE fix the site navigation! Hire someone who can organize all the content.

            The tree on the left always reflects incomplete info on the topic. I use Google to search MSDN. As an example, why are these in different places?

            http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh510230.aspx
            http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn135328(v=sql.110).aspx

            47 votes
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            • Date stamp all articles in order to make it easier to know how how fresh the information is.

              Date stamp all articles in order to make it easier to know how how fresh the information is.

              39 votes
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              • MSDN Site should be a responsive site, as your microsoft.com site is.

                MSDN Site should responsive site, as your microsot.com site is.

                36 votes
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                • add more sample programs

                  add more samples program

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                  • add an option to run the sample program

                    It will be nice if there is an option attached to every sample program that is provided in the documentation, so it comes handy to check the results by oneself

                    21 votes
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                    • Make it available OFFLINE.

                      Make Full MSDN Library available OFFLINE (as it was before).

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                      • Last Updated Date

                        Please keep last updated date field on all help articles, blogs, msdn help etc.

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                        • Please make a settings at MSDN site to never ever ever display articles translated to Russian or any other language

                          Please make a settings at MSDN site to never ever ever display articles translated to Russian or any other language.
                          I'm Russian but it is very hard to read articles that were translated to Russian.

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                            6 comments  ·  Library (Reference Docs)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Show me related content within the MSDN Library

                            When I visit a Library article I would like to see other related articles within the Library. Very often I find the reference docs, but then it's difficult to find more conceptual articles, or vice versa.

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                            • Fix the links in the MSDN documentation.

                              All too many MSDN articles contain links to internal Microsoft documentation that are no longer valid. I realize this is a Sisyphean task given constant changes to MS web structure, but it is critical nonetheless.

                              15 votes
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                              • please give some real life programming examples to illustrate the use of oops concept in c#

                                The example given gives an idea. But how this concepts are applied in some real life concepts please explain.
                                and give some programming examples that uses all the oops concepts together in a particular program.

                                14 votes
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                                • Please add screen shot because "Picture is more than 1000 words"

                                  Please add screen shot because "Picture is more than 1000 words".

                                  12 votes
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                                  • Update or clarify the example for sp_help_spatial_geography_index in the Transact-SQL help

                                    The example on this page doesn't seem to work for me:

                                    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc627411%28v=sql.105

                                    --The example given uses a query_sample with the order of the envelope points being in latitude longitude:

                                    declare @qs geography
                                    ='POLYGON((-90.0 -180, -90 180.0, 90 180.0, 90 -180, -90 -180.0))';
                                    exec sp_help_spatial_geography_index [ATESTGEOG],[S5_idx],1,@qs;

                                    --This fails with the following error:
                                    --errors with: 24201: Latitude values must be between -90 and 90 degrees.

                                    --It appears the query_sample needs to be in the order of longitude latitude instead:

                                    declare @qs geography
                                    ='POLYGON((-180 -90.0, 180.0 -90.0, 180.0 90.0, -180 90.0, -180.0 -90.0))';
                                    exec sp_help_spatial_geography_index [ATESTGEOG],[S5_idx],1,@qs;

                                    --However, this still fails:

                                    --errors with: 24206:…

                                    11 votes
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                                    • Organize SDK Reference Material by Technology and Layers

                                      When developing systems using a particular technology, it would be helpful and more productive to be on a sub-site that only provides reference material, examples, community feedback, usage, and bug reports related to that technology. No links on a sub-site would catapult you into material that is not relevant to that site (as happens so frequently today).

                                      Organizing these sites by layers and always showing the layer you are at would provide additional visibility into how technologies are structured. For example: DDK, Native NT, Windows API (formerly Win32 API), .NET, etc. This same organization technique could also be used to…

                                      10 votes
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                                      • Add simple code examples with sample inputs and sample outputs.

                                        Add simple code examples with sample inputs and sample outputs like if you were explaining it to a baby or a non-technical person.

                                        10 votes
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                                        • provide screenshots and examples

                                          This is new but...provide screenshots with examples

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