Trying to implement What's This Help for a VB 4 (16-bit) MDI application
Posted on 1997-05-01
I have not been able to implement the What's This help functionality in my VB application. The app is a MDI application with approx 115 child forms, and the MDI has menu items and a toolbar which are used to navigate through the system.
The controls on the child forms have their WhatsThisHelpID and HelpContextID properties set to the correct values for use of the help file. The context sensitive help is invoked as required by pressing the F1 key when a control has focus. However the WhatsThisHelpID does not work at all. I have searched the Technet CD (dec 96) and also the MS knowledge base web page, and also applied the various conceps desbribed in the VB help files. None of these work at all, they do nothing at all. I have also spoken to MS tech support, and they have been unable to help, but are investigating. Has anyone ever got this to work.
I had a reply to this question today, but I had already tried that, and it didn't work. Nothing happens when I try WhatsThisMode. When I set the WhatsThisButton property for the form, the question mark button doesn't even appear. The ShowWhatsThis method does nothing. Although it doesn't say anywhere in any articles, am I supposed to do any type of operation which initializes the Win95 help system for use ??
I need to get this working asap as we are delivering the system in 2 weeks time, and also if anyone does have a solution, I would be grateful if they could email me the code to try on my machine (just in case this is a configuration issue with my setup, although I dont think it is). My email is email@example.com. Thanks.