11-18-2005, 04:49 AM
From everyone's experience, what is the best way to deploy help information to an application? I would like help text to be available to pretty much every individual component on my forms. Do I need any special applications to create my help?
How much do you know about a Setup project? In the setup project I would recommend putting it in the application folder and making a shortcut to it in the start menu along with your program.
If you feel that you don't need a setup project then I would suggest just putting your files in a zip folder for distribution.
11-18-2005, 12:41 PM
Sorry, I don't think I explained myself properly.
I meant more along the lines of how to actually create a help file from scratch and use it with my application. I would like a user to be able to right click on any control on my form and ask for help with that specific control.
Right, I see. See if this article helps you out, be sure to look at the documentation links:
It covers .chm files which is what you are probably going to want.
11-21-2005, 07:52 AM
Wow, complex stuff. Looks like it will take longer to write than the application itself!
Thanks for the help, I'll be writing it next :cool: