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Offline TimoVJL

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What help systems are used with poide?
« on: December 12, 2017, 02:14:03 pm »
I am just curious ;)

What help systems are used with poide?

If you have Visual Studio, there is frankie's Add-In for it  8)

Or Help2 Viewer is for H2 help.

For online MSDN
« Last Edit: December 23, 2017, 03:01:28 pm by TimoVJL »
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Re: What help systems are used with poide?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 09:58:45 am »
I use MSDN and a web search engine (except Google)
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Re: What help systems are used with poide?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 11:04:53 am »
I downloaded VS2012Documentation.iso 2,7 GB, extracted some mshc-files (500 MB in disk) and made a viewer for them.
Without any installations.

From catalogs some of F1 keywords are still missing from Desktop help files.

v2Windows Desktop App Development_en-us_vs.85, 322 MB download, fix some F1 keywords.

« Last Edit: June 12, 2018, 07:03:44 pm by TimoVJL »
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Re: What help systems are used with poide?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 12:34:30 pm »
I download it too. Do you share your viewer?
Thanks
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Re: What help systems are used with poide?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 12:41:37 pm »
TLWHView:
https://forum.pellesc.de/index.php?topic=7259.msg27602#msg27602

TLWHViewRE is under development, it use richedit/msftedit.dll as viewer.

An example for a test:
Code: [Select]
SET MSHC_PATH=C:\code\MSDN-2016\msh
WHelpIdxCreate.exe %MSHC_PATH%
echo [mshc]>TLWHViewRE.ini
echo Path=%MSHC_PATH%>>TLWHViewRE.ini
echo [mshc]>TLWHViewRE64.ini
echo Path=%MSHC_PATH%>>TLWHViewRE64.ini
TLWHViewRE.exe /Sleep
pause
HelpView.ini, in AddIns64 folder
Code: [Select]
[Settings]
Program=C:\code\bin64\TLWHViewRE64.exe

BTW: Avast and AVG try to stop me to develop this viewer.
VirusTotal, they are not really a programmers friends.

I tried to stop their harassment for PellesC.

In here is enough files to test.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2018, 10:52:59 pm by TimoVJL »
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Re: What help systems are used with poide?
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 08:46:35 pm »
This is a time limited temporary message, just removed if a lack of interest.
In this summer 2018 MS help files have been changed in quite bad way, just having links to MS online site.

With TLWHViewRE dbg-version you can see what is inside those help files. I hope that someone can show a better way to look inside to those files.
The last working offline files was in that VS2012Documentation.

If some knows how to read those .mshi file may help us, even all those keywords are in uppercase.

Any comments ? public or by just PM ?

I already know that i hardly find any experts to helping me from this site.

« Last Edit: Yesterday at 09:10:39 pm by TimoVJL »
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