Short answer: you can't.
Downloadable ISO's of the MSDN library were discontinued some time ago, and I cannot download a new version through my MSDN subscription.
You can, of course, use http://msdn.microsoft.com at no cost and search for any needed information.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 11:11 PM
- Proposed as answer by devbrat_ghosh Monday, January 23, 2012 7:17 AM
While no downloadable ISO is available, you can use the Help Manager in VS 2010 to download Help onto your local machine.
To get this, click Manage Help Settings on the Help menu.
If you click Install content from disk, a local version of MSDN library is downloaded onto your machine. Click Choose online or local help and then I want to use local help if you want to use the downloaded content versus online Help content. Of course, the Help downloaded from the disk is only a snapshot taken at RTM, so it lacks topic updates. To get updates (if they're available), click Check for updates online.
- Kemp Brown [MSFT]
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 1:43 AM
- Proposed as answer by pvdg42MVP Saturday, July 03, 2010 2:40 PM
While I love the ability to download content using the VS2010 Help Manager, not all of the MSDN Library is available for download. For example, I really need to get a local copy of the MSDN Library -> Web Development -> HTML and CSS topics, as per the following Link:
Most of my time I work in a disconnected environment, and not having certain updated MSDN Library content makes life very difficult.
How can I get the above MSDN content, (and any other MSDN content) installed locally?
Sijmen.Saturday, April 23, 2011 11:51 PM
This area of MSDN is requested a lot. Try using PackageThis to download content to .mshc help file
Rob Chandler Help MVP http://Helpware.net/ http://mshcmigrate.helpmvp.com/Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:22 AMModerator
Bill MSDN library is one of the biggest web sites in the world x12 languages (I think it is).
All F1 help and common API Help can be installed locally but other books you will have to roll your own.
Rob Chandler Help MVP http://Helpware.net/ http://mshcmigrate.helpmvp.com/Friday, June 03, 2011 9:27 AMModerator
That is not entirely accurate. Less than 10% of the content that is available in the Online MSDN Library, is available for offline use. The Package This! tool is bugged, and will not allow you to download entire sections of the library (i.e. Web Development). Even if it was fully working, it would take several hours, if not en entire day, to download the entire MSDN Library using that tool. I have been talking with Paul O'Rear and he confirmed everything that I have stated. I presented him with a list of issues, which he is presenting to the help system team, and he said that he'll try to get back to me by the end of next week with some options. Presently, without a fully functional offline help system, web development in VS 2010 is not a viable option.
Take it easy,
@ http://www.openSourceC.org/ Bill Bosacker's BlogFriday, June 03, 2011 10:27 AM
Package? So the "Package This" app simply creates helps files out of any MSDN online content you check. I worked on the project a little to get it ready for VS 2010 local help.
Regarding ISO.. Just beg borrow or steal someones VS 2010 ISO or DVD. And copy off the the help install content ("\Product Documentation" folder).
The other way you can get up-to-date content onto your work PC is to download on another PC and then copy across to your work/other PC(s).
Rob Chandler Help MVP http://Helpware.net/ http://mshcmigrate.helpmvp.com/
Sunday, September 11, 2011 4:40 AMModerator
- Edited by Rob Chandler [Help MVP]Moderator Sunday, September 11, 2011 4:42 AM