Good Feedback on VS 2005 Documentation
[ Via Mickey ]
If you have installed Visual Studio 2005, and have not checked out the documentation included with it, then you need to. Go to:
Start->All Programs->Microsoft Visual Studio 2005->Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Documentation
This new documentation app has a couple of cool features, and a couple of bugs that still need to be worked out. By far, the coolest feature is the Search. When you do a search for a topic, it searchs your local copy of the documentation. But it also searches MSDN Online, the Codezone community, and the MSDN Forums. Here is a screenshot:
When you select a section, such as the MSDN Forums (referred to as Questions in the Documentation, for some reason), it actually returns a snippet of each post, enabling you to quickly determine if the post is relevant, and if you want to click-thru to the forums. This is also true for MSDN Online and the Codezone community. I have found this to be extremely useful.
It's great to see some good feedback on our new search and VS help features.