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Environment: VS 2008 Pro SP1 MSDN Library for VS2008SP1

Sample Code:

        Dim userDataset = New DataSet
        Dim myDataAdapter = New SqlDataAdapter("SELECT UserName FROM tblwebUsers WHERE name = @person", connect)

        myDataAdapter.SelectCommand.Parameters.Add("@person", SqlDbType.NVarChar)

When I put my cursor on the "d" in "Add" and press F1, I get an "Information Not Found" error from the MSDN Library.

Does anyone have any suggestions for addressing the issue?

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Do you have MSDN installed on your computer? Alternatively, do you not have MSDN installed on your computer, and have Document Explorer set to load the help locally rather than from online? Also this is a question for stackoverflow. Also real programmers don't need to push F1. –  ta.speot.is Mar 20 '10 at 0:29
    
@taspeotis, I disagree. This is a SU question, there is no programming involved other than the fact that it is about an IDE. Secondly, real programmers have API documentation open all the time as a reference. Visual Studio just happens to advertise F1 as a quick way of accessing this documentation. –  heavyd Mar 20 '10 at 6:03
    
Yes, MSDN is installed. Humans are not generally known for their ability to memorize large quantities of unnecessary API documentation. –  Zian Choy Apr 9 '10 at 1:43

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The Microsoft F1 help sucks! It just doesn't work! Using the MSDN library from the Microsoft website is much more useful. Personally, I have a firefox smart keyword search and search bar entry for the MSDN library to help me work around this issue.

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Is there anything like that for IE 8? –  Zian Choy Apr 9 '10 at 1:44
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Try ieaddons.com/en/details/other/MSDN_Search –  heavyd Apr 9 '10 at 18:56
    
Thanks for the tip! –  Zian Choy Apr 20 '10 at 7:21

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