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Help files

I need to know where to find a tutorial from wich I could learn how to build a HTML help file.

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GustavoValdes
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jjmartinCommented:
check out http://www.planet-source-code.com

There is a new tutorial set by Michael Wulfsohn on creating help files for your applications.  From the main page, go to Visual Basic World, and the on the right side of your screen you should find the link to the new tutorial.
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PlinioCommented:
try the site http://htmlhelpcenter.hypermart.net/, there are some good
samples too.

GL
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BarryTiceCommented:
GustavoValdes --

The best online resource for writing HTML files I've found is at http://vzone.virgin.net/sizzling.jalfrezi/iniframe.htm. The guy who maintains it offers a complete set of source files as "beer-ware"; if you send him enough to buy a pint at the local pub, he'll send you the complete set of files to keep on your local hard drive, saving you a lot of time on waiting for downloads.

The site isn't specifically geared toward HTML help files, but if you go through the data there, you'll be able to make your files look just the way you want them to.

As an added bonus, you can use this in a command button to invoke an HTML help file ("C:\Helpfile\file.htm" in the example). I've cribbed this from someone else's earlier posting here on EE. You could similarly invoke your help file from any other event, of course.


Option Explicit

Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" _
(ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, _
ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, _
ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim sDir As String
    Dim nCmd As Long, nRet As Long
                           
    sDir = "C:\Helpfile"     'Path to directory that contains the help file
    nCmd = 1
    nRet = ShellExecute(Me.hwnd, "Open", "file.htm", "", sDir, nCmd)
End Sub
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