ShowHelp with WebBrowser ??

Posted on 2009-04-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
When the user of my application clicks for Help, I would like to be able to display the help text (created with the HTML Workshop) from the .chm file in a tab, similar to the way the help worked in Microsoft Access.    My thoughts are to include a WebBrowser component in the tab.  However, I am not sure how to tell ShowHelp to display the help html in my WebBrowser.

BTW this is using VS2008 in C#.

Any help is appreciated.
Question by:ThinkingHealthcare
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    Sorry, I don't have a ready made solution ..
    Office 2007 (?) dosn't use CHM files - it's Help2 (offline) or AP Help (online). See:

    But you may want  download my example (VB2005) application from (see ClickOnce too)
    or some C' code from:
    I  think you cannot show CHM files with a webBrowser control in an easy way. Try context-sensitive help with contextID's and create a CHM Viewer window without Table of contents and index pane when compiling.

    Best regards
    Ulrich Kulle
    Microsoft MVP - Help

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