.NET Namespace-friendly MSDN URLs

Sorry for keeping my blog quiet for a long time. Pretty busy with the regular work – BTW, who is not! :-)

Alright, I thought I would share this small but useful tip with everyone in case it’s not widely known: MSDN URLs are now .NET namespace friendly. You can hit the documentation pages of .NET namespaces, classes and members directly from the URL. For example, if you want to view the documentation page for System.Text.StringBuilder, simply type msdn2.microsoft.com/library/system.text.stringbuilder.aspx – suffix the complete namespace/type “hierarchy to msdn2.microsoft.com/library/”.

To see the documentation for properties or methods of a class include the name of the property or method in the URL. Again, for example, msdn2.microsoft.com/library/system.threading.thread.sleep.aspx gets you the page for the Thread.Sleep method.