WinHelp question

I need to know how to bring up the help dialog (using Application.HelpCommand)  that shows the Contents tab.

I know how to display the Index tab but not the Contents tab. Also, I read the Winhelp.hlp file and it was mentioning something about the HELP_FINDER command, but it is not described more in detail. Does anyone know how to use this command?

Keith
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ZifNabCommented:
Yep, that's easy :

 Application.HelpCommand(Help_finder,0);

Regards, Zif.
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keithcslAuthor Commented:
i have already tried this and it doesn't work. if the previous call to the help dialog is in the index tab, it the code above will call the dialog with the index tab again.

Keith
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ronit051397Commented:
WinHelp(Handle, 'C:\Program Files\Borland\Delphi 3\Help\Delphi3.hlp', HELP_FINDER,HELP_CONTENTS);
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keithcslAuthor Commented:
ronit,

I had the same problem. The help dialog remembers that it was last using the index so it brings it up again. Am I doing something wrong?

PS: wouldn't the code above be the same as:
  Application.HelpCommand(HELP_FINDER, HELP_CONTENTS);
  cecause the arguments r the same.

Keith
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keithcslAuthor Commented:
I am using HELP_PARTIALKEY to show the Index tab and it works all the time. Do you know how to use the HELP_SETCONTENTS command??

Keith
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ZifNabCommented:
Application.HelpCommand(HELP_SETCONTENTS, id_of_content_page);

Is your help file syntax correct?
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keithcslAuthor Commented:
HELP_SETCONTENTS is not the function i am looking for. I just want to display the Contents tab, not the help topic.

Hmmm, I tried Delphi's help menu and it hasa the same problem. Try clicking on the Contents command on the Help menu. Then click on the Index tab. Now close the help dialog and go to the Contents menu again. It will desplay the Index tab.

Keith
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ZifNabCommented:
? You asked how to use HELP_SETCONTENTS, so I gave it to you.
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keithcslAuthor Commented:
Zifnab

Please don't get offended by my comments. If you read my original question, you have not answered it at all. My comments are just constructive suggestions so that I can work with experts to solve my problem.

Well, I guess I'll just have to accept your answer and post the original question again....

Keith
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ZifNabCommented:
keithcsl, why didn't you just rejected my answer?
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keithcslAuthor Commented:
Zifnab

well, based on the history of this question, i can see that I have asked another question in my comments and u have answered it correctly. i accecpted ur answer (the one in the comment) because i can't say that it was worng...

besides, i have also learnt something new from u, ie the HELP_SETCONTENTS command. thanx for that. i hope we can continue to exchange thoughts in future...

Keith
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