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MSXML documentation integration with VB 6

Is there any way to integrate the online help from the xml parser into the VB6 IDE?  Would be very useful to this xml newbie to have context help with F1.
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Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
Learning...
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Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
Just a question: there is a help file for that?
I mean, if you use, in example, Microsoft HTML object library you could press F1 to the end of times with nothing in return.
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PaulHewsAuthor Commented:
Yes, when you install the parser sdk, the help file is accessible from the menu.  Why they didn't integrate it with the IDE, I don't understand.

If you buy custom tools (like farpoint spread for example) the help files are integrated to the IDE, so I was wondering how that was acheived and if it was possible with the XML parser.
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Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
well, as you know, app needs to have context Id mapping to help files (so does Object browser when shows help, for example)
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
The only integrated code help available is for "native" vb6 keywords.  All others including ADO, CDO, DAO Excel, Outlook, Scripting, SourceSafe, SQL DMO, VBScript regular Expressions and yes XML, to name but a few on my wish list at one time are separate and not integrated.

Anthony
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PaulHewsAuthor Commented:
>The only integrated code help available is for "native" vb6 keywords<

I have context sensitive help for ADO, DAO, Excel, and Outlook keywords.  The key to Office is to install the VB documentation.  For ADO and DAO, I never had to change anything.  When I add the reference and select a keyword and hit F1 up pops the help.

VBscript, I don't even have a help file. ;)

>well, as you know, app needs to have context Id mapping to help files (so does Object browser when shows help, for example) <

Right.  So suppose I develop a COM DLL that I'm going to sell.  How do I set up context sensitive help for the VB IDE?
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Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
Tony, if i using ADO objects, i got the help...
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
You guys must be right.  I am not getting any help available.  Probably because I have the latest MSDN, who knows.

Anthony
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
Paul,

>>VBscript, I don't even have a help file. ;)<<
The help for Scripting and VBScript Regular Expressions is in the VBScript help file, which can be downloaded from
http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/default.asp?URL=/code/topic.asp?URL=/msdn-files/028/000/123/topic.xml

Anthony
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Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
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Ryan ChongCommented:
<ping..>
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PaulHewsAuthor Commented:
Well I'm closing this out with a point split.  No answer found, but some useful info anyway.
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
Underserved, but thanks.

Anthony
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PaulHewsAuthor Commented:
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Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
OK. Thanks but you didn't need to do that.
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PaulHewsAuthor Commented:
There was useful information here from both of you, even tho I didn't solve the problem.  That's worth it to me, and I appreciate you taking time to help me look for an answer, so enjoy the points.
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