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    I want to create a help option for my system....

    I was adviced to use HTMLHelp & I've been reading up on that: thr idea of HTMLHelp is that there is a standard front which calls html files, which are the subject topics in index......am I right???


    It says to start a help project I am to use a .hhp file....wot do I open it in.....


    Im confused..& aint sure how to create this option..can anyone PLEASE HELP......

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    You need to download HTML Help workshop and compile your projects there. You'll end up with a CHM file which is what you'll be opening.

    Your HHP files are meant to be used in HTML Help Workshop.

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    Hi

    i have the helpdocs which has the workshop and was wondering how i would edit the file to make it suit the help option on my application

    CHEERS!!

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    From what little I've understood, you should look for an option to map your topics to a ContextID, so that it can be called from a VB application.

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    Html Help Workshop is made for C++, not for VB. It requires some cobbling. For details, go to the htmlhelpcenter site. I reccomend that you search for and download Helpgen, a free utility which will do everything except write the html files. It creates them, you fill in the details. It generates the Map, Alias & help context IDs and links them to the program code. If memory serves, it is on VB2themax. I linked to it here a few months back, so you should be able to find it with a search.

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