F1 or F2? Getting Help to End Users (Mary Lee)

Have you ever seen that Far Side comic where there’s a guy yelling for help, and he’s yelling “F1! F1! F1!” instead of “Help! Help! Help!”? Well, the Help for SharePoint end users isn’t F1, but actually F2. You can set the HelpUrl property and the HelpMode property to display Help documentation for a web part, a Ribbon button, or feature.

Alternatively, you can configure the Help at the site collection and farm-wide levels through the SPSiteExtension.ActivateHelpCollection and SPSiteExtension.DeactivateHelpCollection methods.

If you have other tips and tricks to share about getting Help to end users, feel free to leave a comment.

Mary Lee, Programming Writer.

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