This download includes an ISO image file of the Visual Studio and .NET Framework documentation—overviews, how-to articles, API reference pages, sample code, and more—to help you in your development efforts
Date Published: 6/10/2014
VS2012Documentation.iso, 2.7 GB
VS2013Documentation.iso, 4.0 GB
This download includes an ISO image file of the Visual Studio and .NET Framework documentation—overviews, how-to articles, API reference pages, sample code, and more—to help you in your development efforts. It includes multiple ISO files for different versions of the Visual Studio and .NET Framework documentation. When you choose the Download button, you’ll be prompted to select one of these files (see Quick Details for a list).
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Note: This DVD5 ISO image file doesn’t include updates to the documentation that were made after product release. See the online documentation for the latest information.
If you have a network or environment that isn't connected to the internet (yep, day job has one...) and you need VS/.NET Doc's this is an ISO you'll need.
It reminds me of the MSDN Library DVD days (which I think I still have a number of...lol)