Known Issues

There are a handful of “known issues” with Help Viewer 1.0 that we will be shipping with at VS 2010 RTM. I will be maintaining a list of these issues and any updates via a page off the Links page.


Known Issues with Help Viewer 1.0

·         No ‘.’s allowed in .mshc/.cab file names; i.e. abc.mshc = good, abc.123.mshc = bad ·         No character entities allowed in content – workaround is to use Unicode values; i.e. © = bad, © = good ·         HelpContentSetup.msha – only this filename is supported; i.e. MyProduct.msha will not work with Help Library Manager ·         Fully…


Which IVsHelp Interface methods are supported in Visual Studio 2010?

Confirming with the VS Platform team, I have the following information. The following methods are supported in VS 2010: DisplayTopicFromId() DisplayTopicFromURL() DisplayTopicFromF1Keyword() The following methods are not supported in VS 2010: DisplayTopicFromURLEx() DisplayTopicFromKeyword() DisplayTopicFrom_OLD_Help() DisplayTopicFromURLEx2() The methods that are listed as supported above enable integrators who have previously used these methods to keep their code…



Hello and welcome to “The Help Guy” blog! Why “The Help Guy?” I was aiming for just “Help Guy”, but it was already taken, though not accessible for some reason. Hmmm. Not very helpful. For me, THE Help Guy will always be Ralph Walden. I call him “The Father of Help” – primary driver and…