How To Make Help Topics

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    How To Make Help Topics

    How do I make help topics in my Win32 Application? Is there a program I have to buy or what?

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    What are you compiling with? Some IDEs will have templates already made for you. You can get programs that can do it for you - download.com should have them - but the IDE template route is probably the best bet if you're willing to put in the extra work.

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    im using vs .net 2003
    what program should i search for on download.com. do the help screens have anything to do with XML?

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    If any compiler has one, VS .NET 2003 will have a template.

    Did you even Google this question? First result: http://www.citlink.net/~messengertj/htmlhelp.htm

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    Try reading this

    It should help you get started in the right direction. At least maybe give you some questions to ask. Right now microsoft still uses the compiled help file format (chm) for some applications. There is an html help file format which is what the above link talks about.

    Hopefully this will get you started.

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