Category Archives: MSDN Library

Guide to MSDN Library Icons

“What is the meaning of MSDN Library icons?”  When referencing the .NET Class Library in MSDN, you’ll see a variety of icons in the leftmost column of member lists.  What do these MSDN icons mean? Icon Meaning Public Class Public Field Public Method Protected Method Private Method Public Property Protected Property Private Property Public Event […]

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An MSDN Library for the Windows Dev Center

This week at Microsoft’s BUILD conference, we unveiled the new Windows Dev Center with four focused sub-centers: Windows Store apps, Internet Explorer, Desktop apps and Hardware: Windows Store apps Internet Explorer Desktop apps Hardware As you click through the options in the Center navigation menus, you’ll see familiar MSDN pages (Samples, Downloads, Community, etc.) but […]

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View translated content alongside English in the Lightweight Library

I’d like to extend a special greeting to those of you who read the MSDN and TechNet Libraries in a non‑English language. You represent 25% of our overall site traffic – about 60 million page views per month. The Library is huge and teams across Microsoft publish new content into it regularly. In order to […]

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Quick Links on the MSDN Library home page

While most of the MSDN Library traffic comes in from search engines, about 220,000 pageviews/month enter from a direct link to the MSDN Library home page. In the recent past the home page has looked like this: Traffic analysis showed that very few people were clicking on the links in this page. The page just […]

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Help MVPs in town for 2011 MVP Summit

Microsoft Help MVPs were in town last week for the 2011 MVP Summit.  Attending this year were: Rob Chandler (The Helpware Group) Char James-Tanny (JTF Associates) Paul Neshamkin (The Paul Neshamkin Group) Dana Worley (Campbell Scientific) Front row, from left: Paul, Rob, Char, Paul O’Rear (MSFT) and Dana Back row: Not our Help MVPs! The […]

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MSDN Library: Now with collapsible sections

Visitors to the MSDN Library (or the TechNet Lightweight Beta) may notice a small triangle to the left of the section headings within a topic. The triangular icon next to each heading indicates that the content in that section can be expanded or collapsed by the user.  For example, clicking once on the “Inheritance Hierarchy” […]

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