Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Starting a help file

Posted on 1998-06-10
6
Medium Priority
?
165 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-03
When I load my help file, it loads in the old Win3.1 style. It has the hyperlink contents front, instead of the Win95 graphical front. I have both my .HLP and .CNT files in the same directory. I've also tried to load the help file two different ways:

vHelp& = WinHelp(Me.hwnd, "blah.hlp", HELP_CONTEXT, CLng(0))

and

CommonDialog1.HelpFile = AppPath + "\fmrg.HLP"
CommonDialog1.HelpCommand = cdlHelpContents
CommonDialog1.ShowHelp

Neither seems to help (no pun intended). Can anyone let me know what I'm doing wrong? Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:BergJC
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:jjmartin
ID: 1463028
The method you use to load the help file shouldn't matter.  The format of the help file should be independant of this.  Is it possible that you compiled the help file incorrectly.  Are you writing this help file your self, and if so, what are you using?
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:yowkee
ID: 1463029
BergJC,

  If you are sure your help file is compiled into version 4 help file and have the .cnt file attended. Please try this,

Public Const HELP_FINDER = &HB
vHelp& = WinHelp(Me.hwnd, "blah.hlp", HELP_FINDER, 0)



0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Sinclair
ID: 1463030
I think you can also use ShellExecute to run  the help file, but I am not sure how or if that would work.
0
VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:marti
ID: 1463031
Solution with Shell:

     Call Shell("WINHLP32 C:\Program Files\VB\help\VB5.HLP", vbNormalFocus)
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
web_crusher earned 300 total points
ID: 1463032
use robohelp application and create a new help file in the environment you like
that open it with

CommonDialog1.HelpFile = AppPath + "\fmrg.HLP"
   CommonDialog1.HelpCommand = cdlHelpContents
   CommonDialog1.ShowHelp

it always work - you have problem on the hlp file
to c the contents - put at the same dir the cnt file - thats it - its a winner!
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:BergJC
ID: 1463033
Yowkee and marti both have solutions that work...there was nothing wrong with my help file, it was a matter of how it was loaded. Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you have ever used Microsoft Word then you know that it has a good spell checker and it may have occurred to you that the ability to check spelling might be a nice piece of functionality to add to certain applications of yours. Well the code that…
I was working on a PowerPoint add-in the other day and a client asked me "can you implement a feature which processes a chart when it's pasted into a slide from another deck?". It got me wondering how to hook into built-in ribbon events in Office.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Excel using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Excel. Using automation, an Access application can laun…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
Suggested Courses

670 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question