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From a newbie VS2010 User but an old C and Machine coder
on 23 November 2010
I have no problems with Visual Studio itself so far. It seems very good... BUT...
The Help is pathetic and MSDN which is a MAJOR part is virtually inaccessible. However....
When you have installed VS2010, on the Home page, click "extending visual studio 2010" then click "Visual Studio Gallery" and enter "H3Viewer" into the search box. Get this 'must have' program and install it. Then click the 'help' menu button then "Manage help settings" and set to 'offline' and download everything in MSDN which is about 4 GB and on my very slow broadband took about 18 hours (50-70KB/s). This gives you a massive searchable indexed Help file. When done there is an 'option' (MENU) in H3Viewer to make it the default help for VS where it throws a separate window allowing help and VS simultaneously. Why is VS so pathetic whilst the solution is on the website?
NEXT the Samples (example programs) don't work,... The feedback gives the fixes but you have to load them to fix them and unless you have a pre 2010 version you can't even load them.
Well I could carry on but I will conclude with, VS has been changed and its' support generally hasn't so its a mess. It is SORTABLE but for the price I think MICROSOFT could and should do a lot better, and quit playing monopoly. On the other hand its this or LINUX
luv Brine ;(