[VB.NET] Help Files-VBForums
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: [VB.NET] Help Files

  1. #1

    Thread Starter
    Interweb adm/o/distrator Paul M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Australia, Melbourne
    Posts
    2,306

    [VB.NET] Help Files

    I recently completed a project which required me to provide some sort of user documentation so i decided to include a help file in my project.

    Once you have compiled your help file, add it to your project by clicking:
    Project --> Add Existing Item

    Once the dialog box appears browse for your compiled help file and select and add it to the project. Now we need to add the Help Provider control to the form. Simply drag an drop the Help Provider control (F1 button as icon) on to your form. Now the control should appear at the bottom of the screen.

    Now we need to set the HelpNameSpace property of the control to ..\HelpFile.chm the file name would be the name of the file you added to your project.

    Once you have completed that all that is left is to make the Help File appear

    Code:
    'show the contents of the help file
    Help.ShowHelp (Me, HelpProvider1.HelpNameSpace)
    Code:
    'show the index page of the help file
    Help.ShowHelpIndex (Me, HelpProvider1.HelpNameSpace)
    Code:
    'show the search tab of the help file
    Help.ShowHelp (Me, HelpProvider1.HelpNameSpace, HelpNavigator.Find, "")
    Last edited by Paul M; Aug 13th, 2007 at 12:30 AM.

  2. #2
    Fanatic Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    839

    Re: [VB.NET] Help Files

    No, if user click the icon of the program it should give a prompt messages notify that program or system is already running...

  3. #3
    Fanatic Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    839

    Re: [VB.NET] Help Files

    by the way you give me step by step process in creating Help file..
    start from adding the HTML file to the "HTML Help Workshop" which is the help comfiler...

    Please..?

  4. #4

    Thread Starter
    Interweb adm/o/distrator Paul M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Australia, Melbourne
    Posts
    2,306

    Re: [VB.NET] Help Files

    Sorry i don't keep really good tabs on my code bank submissions

    But a good and very simple HTML Help compiler is the Shalom Help Maker very easy to use and compiles pretty small i guess

  5. #5
    Hyperactive Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    407

    Re: [VB.NET] Help Files

    created a Shalom Help file very easy. Took all of about 5 minutes to run through the getting started doc and then I was able to create my help file easily. Also helps to have a program called WMSnap. Which is freeware.

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    3

    Re: [VB.NET] Help Files

    Quote Originally Posted by edgarbenilde View Post
    by the way you give me step by step process in creating Help file..
    start from adding the HTML file to the "HTML Help Workshop" which is the help comfiler...

    Please..?
    Create a doc file and while saving save it as .html and then drag helpprovider1 from toolbox and set helpnamespace property of helpprovideer as your html file . for detail [enter link description here][1] visit this blog.
    Last edited by si_the_geek; Sep 3rd, 2013 at 10:56 AM. Reason: removed link

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Featured


Click Here to Expand Forum to Full Width

Survey posted by VBForums.