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I have a new computer which came with sp2 and
framework 1.1.

I have noticed that my favorites that contain links to
visual basic.net subjects that were saved under
the earlier version framework no longer work. Upon investigating
I found that the help files in the following directory:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Applicati on Data\Microsoft Help
no longer supporting the early vb.net help files. I could
copy the files from my old computer but I am afraid that
this may give me misleading information because of
the changes made in framework 1.1. My question is
is there a way to convert my saved links to point to the
proper help file. I have many links and I would be a enormous
task to have research each one.

Tom
Nov 21 '05 #1
2 1570
Tom,

"Tom McL." <tb***@cwnet.co m> schrieb:
I have noticed that my favorites that contain links to
visual basic.net subjects that were saved under
the earlier version framework no longer work. Upon investigating
I found that the help files in the following directory:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Applicati on Data\Microsoft Help
no longer supporting the early vb.net help files. I could
copy the files from my old computer but I am afraid that
this may give me misleading information because of
the changes made in framework 1.1. My question is
is there a way to convert my saved links to point to the
proper help file. I have many links and I would be a enormous
task to have research each one.


I don't know about a predefined way of converting the favorites
automatically.

Most filenames are the same in the .NET 1.0/1.1 documentation. All that has
changed is its path. The first link is the URL of the document in my local
installation of .NET 1.0's documentation while the 2nd link is the link to
the current /online/ version of the documentation:

"ms-help://MS.VSCC/MS.MSDNVS.1031/cpref/html/frlrfsystemdraw ingimagingcolor paletteclasstop ic.htm"
"http://msdn.microsoft. com/library/en-us/cpref/html/frlrfsystemdraw ingimagingcolor paletteclasstop ic.asp"

The corresponding address in your local .NET 1.1 documentation is similar,
which means that the filename is the same (it's still a ".htm" file and not
a ".asp" file as in the online version) but the path has changed. So what
you can do is looking up a topic that you referenced in .NET 1.0 help in
..NET 1.1 and check the new path of the documentation. Then you could
utilize VS.NET's "Replace in files" facility to loop through the directory
containing the favorites files (which are files in text format) and replace
the old prefix with the new prefix. Don't forget to create a backup of the
favorites first!

Notice that I didn't test what I described above, so be careful!

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/dotnet/faqs/>
Nov 21 '05 #2

"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" <hi************ ***@gmx.at> wrote
I have noticed that my favorites that contain links to
visual basic.net subjects that were saved under
the earlier version framework no longer work.
My question is
is there a way to convert my saved links to point to the
proper help file.
(...) Then you could
utilize VS.NET's "Replace in files" facility to loop through the directory
containing the favorites files (which are files in text format) and replace
the old prefix with the new prefix. Don't forget to create a backup of the
favorites first!

Notice that I didn't test what I described above, so be careful!


Perhaps he can export the links to a file, which provides an HTML page
of his favorites. He could then work on that file, transfer it between computers
and whatnot, including testing the links, before importing as a new set of
favorties.

Just a suggestion!
LFS

Nov 21 '05 #3

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