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Linking a form to chm help

Linking a form to chm help

Linking a form to chm help

Hello all, I can use some help getting the F1 key to open my custom help file. I used the info on the chm thread that is now closed and got the help file created. I have a control on the form that will open the help file but if I open the form and press F1 nothing happens. If I call the help file from a command button I created it loads just fine. Once it is loaded via the command button the F1 key will load the help file. Can someone tell me what I am missing? Here is the link to the closed thread.


Do I need to place the name of the help file in the form load or its path?

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RE: Linking a form to chm help

Try filing in the path and name of your .chm file on the form's "Help file" property which can be fount found on the "Other" tab of the properties window. If you have specified context ids in your .chm file you can state it in the "help Context id" property which will ensure that when you press F1 not only will the help file open, it will go directly to the context you specified.

Good Luck

RE: Linking a form to chm help

Thanks PervyN, what I did since this was a Vista install was add a reference to it in the registry and that took care of the problem. I researched Microsoft Knowledge base and that is what it said needed to be done in some cases and this was one of them.

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