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    creating a helpfile (VB6)

    How do you create a helpfile, I am assuming that VB6 has some sort of built in wizard to help you build professional looking helpfiles. In that case does the HelpContextID ir WhatsThisHelpID have anything to do with it.

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    Re: creating a helpfile (VB6)

    There are a couple of help packages that you can use to create files...

    'Microsoft Help Workshop'
    This is the help package used to create the older 'windows style' help files. You generate the files by linking RTF documents together. Painful.

    'Microsoft HTML Help Workshop'
    This package generates help files in the 'browser' style format. You can design your help pages in any HTML editor, save to .HTM format and link the pages together in HTML workshop. Most of Microsofts help files are now in this format - I find this much easier to use and you can create quite advanced help files incorporating Java scripts etc. HTML workshop is a free download from Microsoft if you do not have it.

    The HelpContextID and WhatsThisHelpID properties allow you to link your VB application together with your help file. So, when a user presses F1 on a particular section of your system, the correct help page will be displayed. Unfortunately, there's no standard wizard to create your help files with VB.

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