New MSDN = REALLY cool

New MSDN = REALLY cool

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This is great news:

When I was searching for some MSDN links for Whidbey stuff in http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/library last night, I was redirected to http://msdn2.microsoft.com/library/default.aspx.

I am really impressed by the new site.

Now you can use "http://msdn2.microsoft.com/library/<namespace>.aspx" to get the documents for a particular namespace. For example, I reference System.Reflection quite a lot. So I type http://msdn2.microsoft.com/library/System.Reflection.aspx, all the documents for classes under System.Reflection are right there.

This is what MSDN team called "URL aliases".

Aliases also works for classes. To look for documentation of System.Reflection.Assembly class, I will simply type http://msdn2.microsoft.com/library/System.Reflection.Assembly.aspx.

This is superb work done by MSDN team!

<Update> I can't believe this. It actually works with properties and methods as well. Like http://msdn2.microsoft.com/library/System.Reflection.Assembly.FullName.aspx. This is too good to be true.</update>

[Junfeng Zhang's .Net Framework Notes]

  • Lets just hope that the new MSDN works correctly with Firefox. Try browsing in the library with the Firefox browser in the current MSDN site...the left navigation just doesn't work like IE.
  • New MSDN = Still sucks in Firefox. I honestly find this unacceptable now...it looks like no attempt at all has been made to test this in non-IE browsers...
  • Thanks. This indeed is useful.
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