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Directory location of help file

Posted on 1997-10-02
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When I first run my program the help command (F1) works fine.

After I use an open dialogue to open a file the help command fails because the system seems to look in the new directory rather than the program directory.

Any ideas how to fix this?

ta Chris

(PS using C++Builder)
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by:ZifNab
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Where do you define your help-file directory?
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fsanchez earned 40 total points
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If you have a file located in your application path (or in a subdirectory) you can do this:

FileNameToUse := ExtractFilePath(Application.ExeName) +
  MyFileName;
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by:ZifNab
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fsanchez,
it's easier to do it in the project source :
like this   Application.Helpfile := '{path & or Filename}';

That's why I asked where he defined his help-file directory.

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by:chrishart
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Thanks that looks like it should work.

Sorry about the stibgy points they're all I have !

Cheers Chris
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by:chrishart
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Thanks ZiffNab for the extra help.

My hlp file is kept along with the .exe

cheers chris
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