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What’s This button working with ContextID help topics

What’s This button working with ContextID help topics

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Hi All,

Ref: thread764-324116: Linking CHM to MS Access 2000

briandh's, gustav123 or roryjakes have you got working sample database?

I am trying to use the What's This button on an Access Form to return ContextID PopUp help topics when you click the What's This button and then click on a Control on the Form.

I have created the html .chm help file and it contains the necessary popup topics which have an ID number. However when I set the properties on the Access Form to the .chm file name and the Controls properties to the appropriate popup topic id it does not work.

I have tried every conceivable method and variation and still it does not work. I have read and followed countless articles including the many Microsoft ones but to no avail. I have also tried all of the above using .hlp help file still it does not work.

Please can somebody provide me with a sample database and a simple help file with a few basic popup help topics that show's the What's This button actually working with ContextID popup help topics as this is the only way I am ever likely to see this working.

loveThanks in advance for any help.
 

RE: What’s This button working with ContextID help topics

Hi. I have not tried to implement the "What's This" button in an Access application. But AFAIK, MS Access has built-in support for HLP files only, not for CHM. And though integrating a CHM file with Access is an easy task to do (you can see an example here), HTML Help has a very poor support for text popups.

However, I think it is possible to just display a help viewer window, not a popup window, so the user will be able get to the appropriate help topic when clicking on a control.

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