Monday, June 07, 2010

MSDN Library is Gone in Visual Studio 2010

I consider this another major setback in Visual Studio 2010.

Visual Studio 2010 come with a help system that is the worst since Visual Studio 2002.

  • web-based, can be views in IE, as well as FireFox;
  • Encourage the use of better search engines like Google?
  • No auto-complete search box;
  • Search result is worse than Google;
  • Left pane only has three fixed positions, cannot be resized or hidder;
To compensate the lack of auto-complete, I have stopped using my local help system and starting to use Google as my MSDN document explorer which did an excellent job.

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