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unalbe to close the chm file

unalbe to close the chm file

(OP)
Hello all,
I have an application in vb6 and i have created a chm file with html workshop. When i run the program the chm file looks working fine. Although, if i call the chm file and then close the application the vb6 crashes.
I tried:
Call HTMLHelp(Me.hWnd, "", HH_CLOSE_ALL, 0) in the query unload of MDImainForm the vb6 doesn't crashes but the chm file still doesnot close. Any help will be much appreciated.

RE: unalbe to close the chm file

Here is something that you can try.

1. Add a reference to the 'Windows Scrpit Host Object Model'

2. Declare a variable of the correct scope, I used global.

CODE

   '// Object used when viewing the help files.
   Public execObject1 As WshExec

3. Call the help files. 'hh.exe' is for HTML help.

CODE

'// Call the help files.
   On Error GoTo ERR_Handler
   
   With New WshShell
      Set execObject1 = .Exec("hh.exe " & App.Path & "\" & App.HelpFile)
   End With
   Exit Sub
   
ERR_Handler:
   MsgBox "An error has occured. The help files cannot" & vbCrLf & _
      "be displayed at this time.", vbOKOnly + vbDefaultButton1 + _
      vbExclamation + vbApplicationModal, "Cannot Display Help Files"]

4. When you are terminating your app, destroy the object that holds your help files.

CODE

   '// Close the help files if they are still open.
   If Not execObject1 Is Nothing Then execObject1.Terminate

zemp

RE: unalbe to close the chm file

(OP)
Thank you zemp but this doesnot solve my problem.
I declared these in my module .bas and i called the quithelp in the mdiform query unload and now it works fine.

Const HH_CLOSE_ALL = &H12
Public Sub QuitHelp()
    hwndHelp = HTMLHelp(0&, "", HH_CLOSE_ALL, ByVal 0&)
End Sub

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