Tuesday, November 16, 2004


Frequent users of the MSDN online help (or the offline help for that matter) know just how tedious the presentation is. Click on any link and the whole page does an epilepsy-inducing dance, appears to reload the tree-view, and resynchronizes your position in it. I’m sure it is all very browser-neutral, or something, but it stinks.

There is light at the end of the tunnel. The beta version of the Visual Studio 2005 help looks much more sensible and seems to be much easier on the eye: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/library/default.aspx. Hopefully this will be extended to include all non-2005 related help topics (especially the HTML pages, which I use frequently).

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