June 7, 2006
Annoying documentationPosted 3913 days ago on June 7, 2006
I came across the following documentation in Visual Studio's online help, when puzzling over the Advanced Compile Options dialog:
Generate serialization assemblies
This gem conveys zero additional information, beyond what you can already see in the dialog. The reason I looked up help was that I wanted to know what Auto means in this context. I'd also like to know where the assemblies are generated, and what if any additional steps I need to take in order to deploy them with my project and avoid the cost of generating them at runtime.
Time for some research I guess. This blog entry is a start, if you are wondering why you should care.
Still, my main point is about documentation. I see plenty of entries of this kind - actually, Microsoft is not the worst offender; Borland is much worse.
It is high time Microsoft and others implemented online help with a comment facility as in PHP.
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