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Jul 31, 2012 03:21 PM|LINK
I really loved .NET 2.0 and I'm used to having the full documentation offline. I do my best work when I'm not connected to the internet (on the train etc). I've had to finally upgrade to 4.5 because of my current project. How can I download the documentation
- especially the documentation for the class library?
Jul 31, 2012 04:25 PM|LINK
Welcome to the .NET Framework 4.5 RC. The .NET Framework is an integral Windows component that supports building and running the next generation of applications and web services. The key components of the .NET Framework are the common language runtime (CLR)
and the .NET Framework class library, which includes ADO.NET, ASP.NET, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). The .NET Framework provides a managed execution environment, simplified development and deployment,
and integration with a wide variety of programming languages.
For download information and links, see Installing the .NET Framework 4.5 RC. For a general introduction to the .NET Framework for both users and developers, see Getting
Started with the .NET Framework. For an introduction to the architecture and key features of the .NET Framework, see Overview of the .NET Framework.
The documentation for the .NET Framework includes an extensive class library reference, conceptual overviews, step-by-step procedures, and information about samples, compilers, and command-line tools. To locate the information that interests you, see the
following list of main topic areas.
Introducing the .NET Framework 4.5 By - Brandon Bray
What's New it the .NET Framework 4.5
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Jul 31, 2012 04:47 PM|LINK
you can also go though this link
Jul 31, 2012 11:44 PM|LINK
I think perhaps you misunderstood my question or where I'm coming from. I have already installed 4.5. I am running an SQL Server Database Project in Visual Studio 2010 shell and running VS 2012 Express for Web to create Unit Tests for our current project.
I've been building ASP applications since classic was new. I've been all round the Microsoft website looking for somewhere where I can download the documentation so that I can read it offline. In particular, I need to be able check details from the Class
Library. When you install .NET 2.0, there is a nice link in your start menu to the complete documentation, installed locally. I'm looking for the same thing. I followed your download link and attempted to install 4.5. Sure enough I was offered 2 options:
repair or uninstall. I already have the framework but there is no link that I can find to locally installed documentation.
Jul 31, 2012 11:46 PM|LINK
Please see my answer to Mahad.
Aug 03, 2012 12:47 AM|LINK
this will help
Aug 03, 2012 01:04 AM|LINK
you can see here
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Aug 03, 2012 06:33 AM|LINK
Thank you everyone for your attempts to help, but I'm racking my brains to think of a way to make my question clearer for you. It's not difficult to find the resources you're suggesting because they're on the Microsoft website. I've already explored that
quite a lot - when I'm online.
The C# language spec for version 4 would be quite useful, but I've been coding in C# for many years and so far I haven't come across any surprises working with .NET 4.5. That wasn't my question. It's the Class library documentation I particuarly need -
that's where the changes are most obvious or confusing.
The online Class Library documentation is nice, but as I said in my original post "I do my best work when I'm not connected to the internet (on the train etc)." I want to be able to download a complete help-style set of files the way it used to be in the
.NET SDK 2.0. Surely you're not so young that you don't remember version 2 - the true "classic" in my opinion.
So does anyone know if and where I can download to my own laptop the full documentation for .NET 4.5 or failing that, at least a complete help file of the Class Library documentation?
Aug 03, 2012 06:45 AM|LINK
See this Link : http://1code.codeplex.com/
hope its will give you a way..
Sep 05, 2012 04:55 AM|LINK
Finally worked out how to download documentation so that I can get help when I'm offline. In Visual Studio Express 2012 RC for Web, go to the Help menu and click Add and Remove Help Content. That opens the HelpViewer and from there you can click the ManageContent
tab and download or remove help packages at will. I now have the .Net 4.5 Class Library available offline with the usual content, index and search tools I'm used to from .Net 2.0. When you know how it works it's actually better than in .Net 2.0, because
you don't have to download all the documentation in one monolithic package.