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hi! i want ot be able to launch a help from delphi 1, i have tried winExec and shellExecute but no luck, the file has extension hlp, any idea
Mitsy
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Use the WinHelp API call
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by:ZifNab
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use plain delphi commands like :

const

  DATANOTFOUND = 714;

procedure TForm1.BitBtn1Click(Sender: TObject);

begin
  Application.HelpFile := 'DATA.HLP';
  Application.HelpContext(DATANOTFOUND);
end;

Regards, Zif.
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by:vfrc
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I'd like answer from ZifNab. I can only add one:

Application.HelpJump('Subject')  //  if you created context file

Regards, Max.
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by:ZifNab
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yep vfrc, right you are. HelpJump is available too! c.ya.
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by:Mitsy
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thankyou everyone for your help, thats works well
what a quick response, Zifnab i thought you quit? cya
Mit
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by:ZifNab
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Mitsy, nope I was on vacation... :-(

Hey, why giving all points to Answer2000? We all helped you, didn't we? Are you really using the WinHelp API???

No offence :-)

Regards, Zif.
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by:Mitsy
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sorry how can i give u some points
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by:ZifNab
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not needed :-) but thanks for the idea of offering some :-)
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