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What is "ms-help://"

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The .NET studio help system seems to use these odd URLs to locate (html) help
files to display. But on my system, I get "Server not found" web errors
whenever I access Help. What do I have to do to get my MSDN documentation
to work?!?

I'm dead in the water here, so any help is greatly appreciated.
Tom
Jul 21 '05 #1
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its a URL handler

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"tcarvin" <NO***********@eudoramail.com> wrote in message
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The .NET studio help system seems to use these odd URLs to locate (html) help files to display. But on my system, I get "Server not found" web errors
whenever I access Help. What do I have to do to get my MSDN documentation
to work?!?

I'm dead in the water here, so any help is greatly appreciated.
Tom

Jul 21 '05 #2

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My help always times out the first time I try to load a topic. Anybody
figured that out?

:(

-Eric
Jul 21 '05 #3

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Well yes, I figured its a special URL that refers to the help files,
but how do I get my system to recognize it. I've uninstalled and
reinstalled the .NET Documentation a couple of times (and .NET studio
for that matter) but it still doesn't work. Anyone know what I need
to tweak on my system to get this to work?

Tom

"news.microsoft.com" <di********@discussion.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:<uu**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>...
its a URL handler

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Got TidBits?
Get it here: www.networkip.net/tidbits
"tcarvin" <NO***********@eudoramail.com> wrote in message
news:cb**************************@posting.google.c om...
The .NET studio help system seems to use these odd URLs to locate (html)

help
files to display. But on my system, I get "Server not found" web errors
whenever I access Help. What do I have to do to get my MSDN documentation
to work?!?

I'm dead in the water here, so any help is greatly appreciated.
Tom

Jul 21 '05 #4

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go to a machine and check the HKCR (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT) with regedit, you
should have the following.. if not, paste the following into a file and call
is something.reg and run it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ms-help]
@="Microsoft Help ParseDisplayName"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ms-help\CLSID]
@="{314111f7-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}"


"tcarvin" <NO***********@eudoramail.com> wrote in message
news:cb**************************@posting.google.c om...
Well yes, I figured its a special URL that refers to the help files,
but how do I get my system to recognize it. I've uninstalled and
reinstalled the .NET Documentation a couple of times (and .NET studio
for that matter) but it still doesn't work. Anyone know what I need
to tweak on my system to get this to work?

Tom

"news.microsoft.com" <di********@discussion.microsoft.com> wrote in

message news:<uu**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>...
its a URL handler

--
-----------
Got TidBits?
Get it here: www.networkip.net/tidbits
"tcarvin" <NO***********@eudoramail.com> wrote in message
news:cb**************************@posting.google.c om...
The .NET studio help system seems to use these odd URLs to locate (html)
help
files to display. But on my system, I get "Server not found" web

errors whenever I access Help. What do I have to do to get my MSDN documentation to work?!?

I'm dead in the water here, so any help is greatly appreciated.
Tom

Jul 21 '05 #5

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Thanks for trying, but alas, these registry nodes were present.

..NET is a big animal so I cannot reasonably develop with the help system.
So any further help would be greatly appreciated.

Tom

"news.microsoft.com" <di********@discussion.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:<#l**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl>...
go to a machine and check the HKCR (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT) with regedit, you
should have the following.. if not, paste the following into a file and call
is something.reg and run it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ms-help]
@="Microsoft Help ParseDisplayName"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ms-help\CLSID]
@="{314111f7-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}"


"tcarvin" <NO***********@eudoramail.com> wrote in message
news:cb**************************@posting.google.c om...
Well yes, I figured its a special URL that refers to the help files,
but how do I get my system to recognize it. I've uninstalled and
reinstalled the .NET Documentation a couple of times (and .NET studio
for that matter) but it still doesn't work. Anyone know what I need
to tweak on my system to get this to work?

Tom

"news.microsoft.com" <di********@discussion.microsoft.com> wrote in

message news:<uu**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>...
its a URL handler

--
-----------
Got TidBits?
Get it here: www.networkip.net/tidbits
"tcarvin" <NO***********@eudoramail.com> wrote in message
news:cb**************************@posting.google.c om...
> The .NET studio help system seems to use these odd URLs to locate (html)
help > files to display. But on my system, I get "Server not found" web errors > whenever I access Help. What do I have to do to get my MSDN documentation > to work?!?
>
> I'm dead in the water here, so any help is greatly appreciated.
> Tom

Jul 21 '05 #6

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reinstall MSDN :D

or use msdn.microsoft.com

"tcarvin" <NO***********@eudoramail.com> wrote in message
news:cb**************************@posting.google.c om...
Thanks for trying, but alas, these registry nodes were present.

.NET is a big animal so I cannot reasonably develop with the help system.
So any further help would be greatly appreciated.

Tom

"news.microsoft.com" <di********@discussion.microsoft.com> wrote in

message news:<#l**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl>...
go to a machine and check the HKCR (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT) with regedit, you should have the following.. if not, paste the following into a file and call is something.reg and run it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ms-help]
@="Microsoft Help ParseDisplayName"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ms-help\CLSID]
@="{314111f7-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}"


"tcarvin" <NO***********@eudoramail.com> wrote in message
news:cb**************************@posting.google.c om...
Well yes, I figured its a special URL that refers to the help files,
but how do I get my system to recognize it. I've uninstalled and
reinstalled the .NET Documentation a couple of times (and .NET studio
for that matter) but it still doesn't work. Anyone know what I need
to tweak on my system to get this to work?

Tom

"news.microsoft.com" <di********@discussion.microsoft.com> wrote in

message news:<uu**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>...
> its a URL handler
>
> --
>
>
> -----------
> Got TidBits?
> Get it here: www.networkip.net/tidbits
> "tcarvin" <NO***********@eudoramail.com> wrote in message
> news:cb**************************@posting.google.c om...
> > The .NET studio help system seems to use these odd URLs to locate

(html)
help
> > files to display. But on my system, I get "Server not found" web

errors
> > whenever I access Help. What do I have to do to get my MSDN

documentation
> > to work?!?
> >
> > I'm dead in the water here, so any help is greatly appreciated.
> > Tom

Jul 21 '05 #7

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Been there, done that. *Sigh* At this point using msdn.microsoft.com
is my only choice but it's much more difficult to use. No nice index,
plus the "tree" in the Class Reference always says "Unavailable" which
makes it hard to navigate. And of course it's slow.

Grrr....

Tom
"news.microsoft.com" <di********@discussion.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:<us*************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>...
reinstall MSDN :D

or use msdn.microsoft.com

"tcarvin" <NO***********@eudoramail.com> wrote in message
news:cb**************************@posting.google.c om...
Thanks for trying, but alas, these registry nodes were present.

.NET is a big animal so I cannot reasonably develop with the help system.
So any further help would be greatly appreciated.

Tom

"news.microsoft.com" <di********@discussion.microsoft.com> wrote in

message news:<#l**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl>...
go to a machine and check the HKCR (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT) with regedit, you should have the following.. if not, paste the following into a file and call is something.reg and run it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ms-help]
@="Microsoft Help ParseDisplayName"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ms-help\CLSID]
@="{314111f7-a502-11d2-bbca-00c04f8ec294}"


"tcarvin" <NO***********@eudoramail.com> wrote in message
news:cb**************************@posting.google.c om...
> Well yes, I figured its a special URL that refers to the help files,
> but how do I get my system to recognize it. I've uninstalled and
> reinstalled the .NET Documentation a couple of times (and .NET studio
> for that matter) but it still doesn't work. Anyone know what I need
> to tweak on my system to get this to work?
>
> Tom
>
> "news.microsoft.com" <di********@discussion.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:<uu**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>... > > its a URL handler
> >
> > --
> >
> >
> > -----------
> > Got TidBits?
> > Get it here: www.networkip.net/tidbits
> > "tcarvin" <NO***********@eudoramail.com> wrote in message
> > news:cb**************************@posting.google.c om...
> > > The .NET studio help system seems to use these odd URLs to locate
(html)
help
> > > files to display. But on my system, I get "Server not found" web errors > > > whenever I access Help. What do I have to do to get my MSDN documentation > > > to work?!?
> > >
> > > I'm dead in the water here, so any help is greatly appreciated.
> > > Tom

Jul 21 '05 #8

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