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Generating MSDN documentation URLs RRS feed

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  • This question is on behalf of one of my team members: I am a developer in charge of writing the documentation for our product. I have written a tool in C# to output our assembly in markdown style files. In order to facilitate the ease of use for our classes, I wanted to implement a way of linking the class type and property constructs to any MSDN documentation available publicly. For the most part, this was accomplished simply by using the namespace of the class like so:

    msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.web.ui.webcontrols.webcontrol(v=vs.110).aspx

    However, I ran into some problems when looking at classes with generic type arguments and properties. They seem to be generated in a special manner that looks like a hashed string, like so:

    msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/b682ts2x(v=vs.110).aspx

    The “b682ts2x” part of the URL is the part that is different.

    I would like to know if there is any way I can get in touch with someone who knows how these links are generated, and if there is a way to generate the same exact URL portion (that is, b682ts2x) for any class property using only reflection.


    Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:27 PM

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