Ran into the all new MSDN Code Samples Gallery a while back and have been meaning to update my fav coders. I had been recommending the Microsoft Code Gallery but this is the new place. Here is some 411:
With the Code Samples Gallery we are providing Microsoft and the community with a great way to learn from code.
You can upload your code sample and publish it within minutes. Just package your Visual Studio solution in a .zip file, provide it with title, description, summary, platform, topic and technology information, and you can share your sample with the MSDN community.
You can do a text search and refine your search results by selecting a platform, Visual Studio version, programming language, topic, or technology at any time.
The code sample page provides you with a rich html description, online code browsing, and an optional Q/A section where you can ask questions about the code sample. You can directly copy and paste the code from the browse code tab or download the code sample and open it inside Visual Studio.
When you find a great code sample you can help the contributor to improve his reputation by giving it a high rating. You can also help the contributor and other users by voting down low quality code samples.
When we originally released the old MSDN Code Gallery we wanted to provide Microsoft and the community with a great location to share code samples. Unfortunately this site has two main drawbacks:
The MSDN Code Samples Gallery tries to address both of these issues by only allowing code samples and providing more features that enable you to learn from the code more quickly.
We have been working with Microsoft and community publishers to get their content migrated to the new MSDN Code Gallery. Unfortunately, this is a manual process because we require the code samples to be packaged in the correct granularly and we require additional data like the topic and technologies you are trying to teach through your code sample. See theContributing Code Samples section for more information on how to upload your code sample.
The content that is not migrated will still be available through its original URL but will redirect tohttp://archive.msdn.microsoft.com. We will not break any existing links
Yes, the migration process involves four simple steps:
A good code sample description is at least 1000 characters long (not including whitespace) and contains a rich html description that explains what you are teaching with your code sample. Users should be able to understand what you are teaching without the need to download the code sample.
You can add the following elements to your description through our editor:
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as everything MS tries to bring over to its users: too complicated
Sorry you feel that way. It can be challenging to be all things to all people. We strive to reduce the barrier to use all the time. I will take this feedback back to that team.