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Getting F1 help to work in existing MFC application

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I have an existing application that I am trying to add context sensitive help to. I have added in the appropriate class/functions as detailed in the MSDN article about adding help to an existing app. I do have the help menu hooked up so that when I select help the help window pops up and I can see my help info (I used WinHelp to build it). My problem is that I can't figure out how to hook a dialog or control to the help so when  you press F1 you get the specific help topic. I have read that you need to prepend the desired item's ID with an H (do IDD_BUTTON1 would be HIDD_BUTTON1) but I can't figure out how to make that work. I have it changed in the help file but it apparently does not know how to map it in C. I am a C/MFC novice, so please explain how to make this work in detail. Also, eventually I will need to change the mechanism to be a different key than F1, so how do that would be helpful too.
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I am not certain if this will be helpful however you might be interested in the following two MSDN videos:

How Do I: Use HTML Help in MFC? Part 1
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/visualc/dd279607.aspx

How Do I: Use HTML Help in MFC? Part 2
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/visualc/dd296753.aspx

The tutorial videos have a segment about context sensitive help however they are for HTML help and not WinHelp which you mentioned. WinHelp is actually an obsolete format and as of Vista is no longer included out-of-the-box according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_WinHelp so you might consider switching.
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I have not viewed these videos due to time constraints.
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