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what is the easiest way to implement context sensitive help?

i was thinking about Form_Mousemove,
Button1_mousemove, etc

but then i have to code them all in a separate mousemove so it is a lot code extra.

are there better ways of doing context help?
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Yes, there is a better way:

Go to your project menu and click properties.  Set the help file in the box which accepts it.
Then on each control, you can set HelpContextID in the property page.  Then you can simply
put in the page you wish to show.
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Also, instead of using the project menu, if you need to set the help path to a dynamic path, you can
use App.HelpFile in your form load, setting it to the appropriate location, of course.
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>>Then you can simply put in the page you wish to show.

can you explain this a little more?

i'm not familiair with HelpContextID

btw i'm using HelpMaker from http://www.vizacc.com/ (freeware)
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Okay, you should be able to go to:

HelpMaker menu -> Power Editor:

There you will see Help Contect No. which you can change for each topic of the helpfile.
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Thank you!

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You're welcome.
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