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VB6 HLP files not supported by Vista

Posted on 2007-03-18
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I found out today that Vista does not support 32-bit HLP files.  Microsoft  has now posted a download-fix for Vista users, but that does not help anyone who is distributing a VB6 app and does not know what version of Windows the end user has.  I use Inno to create my SETUP files.

This is not a big problem right now, but it is only going to grow.

I also asked this question in the OS/Windows area, but I thought that developers in this topic area might have figured a work-around.

Thanks for any help.
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is a .CHM file works in Vista?

You can create a help file in .CHM extension by using HTML Help Workshop. More info, you can refer to:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=00535334-c8a6-452f-9aa0-d597d16580cc&displaylang=en
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Thanks.  I was not aware of that.

FYI, I am going to try to follow an alternate solution for now that was suggested in the OS area.

I am planning to do a conditional install (I use INNO) based on OS.  If the OS is Vista, I will replace their WINHLP32 with the one that legacy help files need.

If I end up having to rework my help file to a chm, I can use your suggestion.  Thanks.
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