Bug 8602 - monodoc doesn't support type+assembly lookup
Summary: monodoc doesn't support type+assembly lookup
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Tools
Classification: Mono
Component: Doctools ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Reported: 2012-11-26 12:28 UTC by Jonathan Pryor
Modified: 2012-11-26 12:28 UTC (History)
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Description Jonathan Pryor 2012-11-26 12:28:29 UTC
Consider:

    http://androidapi.xamarin.com/?link=N%3aAndroid.Support.V4.View

The problem is that there are duplicate types listed, e.g. AccessibilityDelegateCompat is listed twice. Why? Because it's present in two separate and unrelated assemblies, Mono.Android.Support.V4.dll and Mono.Android.Support.V13.dll.

Unfortunately the URL lookup mechanism provides only the type name, not the assembly name, so only one type can actually be viewed:

    http://androidapi.xamarin.com/?link=T%3aAndroid.Support.V4.View.AccessibilityDelegateCompat

What's needed is the ability to perform assembly-name disambiguation, so that the desired assembly can also be specified, allowing documentation for the specified assembly to be viewed.