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Help 2.0 and .NET

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Alright, can't understand this. Visual Studio appears to have a HTML Help
2.0 plugin availible. I'm using it, it generates a HxS file just fine. I
can browse this file in a custom viewer I found.

Problem.

The help provider for .NET only supports HTML Help 1.0 (CHM) it appears...

No/little documentation exists... this kinda sucks. Any help/guidance would
be appreciated.

Thanks,
CJ
Sorry I haven't been around latley, trying to close a big 8 month project.

Nov 20 '05 #1
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* "CJ Taylor" <[cege] at [tavayn] dit commmmm> scripsit:
Alright, can't understand this. Visual Studio appears to have a HTML Help
2.0 plugin availible. I'm using it, it generates a HxS file just fine. I
can browse this file in a custom viewer I found.

Problem.

The help provider for .NET only supports HTML Help 1.0 (CHM) it appears...

No/little documentation exists... this kinda sucks. Any help/guidance would
be appreciated.


Are you asking for documentation on how to use the Microsoft Help 2.0 file within your
..NET application?

As far as I see, Microsoft Help 2.0 is currently only used in VS.NET and
not for custom applications. The Add-In is used to extend VS.NET's
documentation. I would use HTML Help instead.

--
Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]
<URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
Nov 20 '05 #2

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* "CJ Taylor" <[cege] at [tavayn] dit commmmm> scripsit:
Alright, can't understand this. Visual Studio appears to have a HTML Help
2.0 plugin availible. I'm using it, it generates a HxS file just fine. I
can browse this file in a custom viewer I found.

Problem.

The help provider for .NET only supports HTML Help 1.0 (CHM) it appears...

No/little documentation exists... this kinda sucks. Any help/guidance would
be appreciated.


Are you asking for documentation on how to use the Microsoft Help 2.0 file within your
..NET application?

As far as I see, Microsoft Help 2.0 is currently only used in VS.NET and
not for custom applications. The Add-In is used to extend VS.NET's
documentation. I would use HTML Help instead.

--
Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]
<URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
Nov 20 '05 #3

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Makes sense, Thanks herfried. The documentation confused me a little bit.
Couldn't find much on google for it either so thought I would ask.

I reckon' I will google that then. =)

-CJ

"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" <hi***************@gmx.at> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
* "CJ Taylor" <[cege] at [tavayn] dit commmmm> scripsit:
Alright, can't understand this. Visual Studio appears to have a HTML Help 2.0 plugin availible. I'm using it, it generates a HxS file just fine. I can browse this file in a custom viewer I found.

Problem.

The help provider for .NET only supports HTML Help 1.0 (CHM) it appears...
No/little documentation exists... this kinda sucks. Any help/guidance would be appreciated.
Are you asking for documentation on how to use the Microsoft Help 2.0 file

within your .NET application?

As far as I see, Microsoft Help 2.0 is currently only used in VS.NET and
not for custom applications. The Add-In is used to extend VS.NET's
documentation. I would use HTML Help instead.

--
Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]
<URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>

Nov 20 '05 #4

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* "CJ Taylor" <cege at the123 dont use this part till here tavayn dot com> scripsit:
Makes sense, Thanks herfried. The documentation confused me a little bit.
Couldn't find much on google for it either so thought I would ask.

I reckon' I will google that then. =)


I doubt that MS Help will ever become widely used because there will be
"Longhorn help" too. I feel sorry, I only heard the names, so I cannot
tell more about that.

--
Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]
<URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
Nov 20 '05 #5

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Makes sense, Thanks herfried. The documentation confused me a little bit.
Couldn't find much on google for it either so thought I would ask.

I reckon' I will google that then. =)

-CJ

"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" <hi***************@gmx.at> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
* "CJ Taylor" <[cege] at [tavayn] dit commmmm> scripsit:
Alright, can't understand this. Visual Studio appears to have a HTML Help 2.0 plugin availible. I'm using it, it generates a HxS file just fine. I can browse this file in a custom viewer I found.

Problem.

The help provider for .NET only supports HTML Help 1.0 (CHM) it appears...
No/little documentation exists... this kinda sucks. Any help/guidance would be appreciated.
Are you asking for documentation on how to use the Microsoft Help 2.0 file

within your .NET application?

As far as I see, Microsoft Help 2.0 is currently only used in VS.NET and
not for custom applications. The Add-In is used to extend VS.NET's
documentation. I would use HTML Help instead.

--
Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]
<URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>

Nov 20 '05 #6

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* "CJ Taylor" <cege at the123 dont use this part till here tavayn dot com> scripsit:
Makes sense, Thanks herfried. The documentation confused me a little bit.
Couldn't find much on google for it either so thought I would ask.

I reckon' I will google that then. =)


I doubt that MS Help will ever become widely used because there will be
"Longhorn help" too. I feel sorry, I only heard the names, so I cannot
tell more about that.

--
Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]
<URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
Nov 20 '05 #7

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Hi CJ,

Help for the end user customer is in my opinion the worsest part from Visual
Studio Net.

They have made something, and than start in every documentation where you
look for an end customer helpsystem to use the tooltips and things like
that.

While Visual Studio Net it self has a large helpsystem.

In my opinion that would be a better goal to go for in the next version than
only programmer related things as operater overloading and those kind of
things which will make from VB a kind of C** language.

However just my thought.

Cor
Nov 20 '05 #8

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* "Cor Ligthert" <no**********@planet.nl> scripsit:
Help for the end user customer is in my opinion the worsest part from Visual
Studio Net.

They have made something, and than start in every documentation where you
look for an end customer helpsystem to use the tooltips and things like
that.

While Visual Studio Net it self has a large helpsystem.

In my opinion that would be a better goal to go for in the next version than
only programmer related things as operater overloading and those kind of
things which will make from VB a kind of C** language.


Full ACK. Let's hope that "Longhorn help" (whatever that will be) will
bing us a step forward towards a really good help system :-).

--
Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]
<URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
Nov 20 '05 #9

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