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install help library on visual studio 2010

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  • Hi,

    I run help library manager to install content on local machine for vs 2010. After running "Install content from online", "content" didn't show up under "Help". Then I run "Install content from disk", but I can not locate "HelpContentSetup.msha". What's going wrong? Thanks for help.

    york

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 6:02 AM

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  • 404 would tend to suggest that there is no content installed.

    If you run this you should at least see help on help + any packages that did get installed.

    ms-xhelp://?method=page&id=-1&product=VS&productVersion=100

     

    So out of interest... When you guys installed VS did you press the Big blue button on the last screen of VS Setup? Normally this is what set's up local help for you. However if you browsed to "\productDocumentation\HelpContentSetup.msha" that should have the same result. When the screen comes up to install packages you need to click all the "Add" links, then the Update button.

    You can see my screen shots here http://mshcmigrate.helpmvp.com/faq/tour

     

     

     

     


    Rob Chandler http://Helpware.net
    • Marked as answer by york Z Tuesday, May 17, 2011 5:56 AM
    Thursday, April 22, 2010 4:40 PM
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  • Hi York

    So lets try installing local help from VS DVD again...

    1. From VS Help menu run Help Lib Manager. This opens HLM in the VS\100\en-us context (or whatever language you have).
    2. Click "Install content from disk"
    3. browse to "\productDocumentation\HelpContentSetup.msha" on your VS 2010 DVD.
    You should now be able to select help books to install from DVD.

    One thing to remember is local help will only show if you select "Local Help" as your preferred help.
    1. Again run HLM in VS\100\en-US context
    2. Click "Choose online or offline help"
    If you are in local help mode you will see http://127.0.0.1/... type URLs. When you view local help.

    To open VS local Help run this (from Windows Start > Run): 

         ms-xhelp://?method=page&id=-1&product=VS&productVersion=100

    Rob 



    Rob Chandler http://Helpware.net
    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 3:20 PM
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  • Thanks for your response. The problem is that I install vs 2010 from online, and I don't have disk. What should I do?
     
    york

    Ah I see.

    Oh I see the "Web Installer" where you download just a 4 MB a loader then it streams the rest of 1-2 GB content down.

    So did you install the Trial or Express version or MSDN or Technet Subscriber version?

    York are you able to go back to MSDN downloads and download the full ISO image.. since this has a copy of the documentation.

    I just checked the Free Express ISO Download and the documentation was not there.

     

    Rob

     

     

     


    Rob Chandler http://Helpware.net
    Thursday, April 22, 2010 3:36 AM
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  • Hi,

    I download the full Iso image to a dvd and installed the HelpContentSetup.msha from the disk. But there still is no content under help. When I click on Help->View Help, it directs to a web page (Is http://127.0.0.1:47873/help/1-4104  local?). I wonder if it has anything to do the fact that I have installed the microsoft help viewer 1.0 separately. Thanks.

    York

     

    Thursday, April 22, 2010 7:31 AM
  • Hi,

    I have the same problem.

    York, from which location do you download the ISO image of help?

    Thanks,

    Marco

     

    Thursday, April 22, 2010 1:01 PM
  • 404 would tend to suggest that there is no content installed.

    If you run this you should at least see help on help + any packages that did get installed.

    ms-xhelp://?method=page&id=-1&product=VS&productVersion=100

     

    So out of interest... When you guys installed VS did you press the Big blue button on the last screen of VS Setup? Normally this is what set's up local help for you. However if you browsed to "\productDocumentation\HelpContentSetup.msha" that should have the same result. When the screen comes up to install packages you need to click all the "Add" links, then the Update button.

    You can see my screen shots here http://mshcmigrate.helpmvp.com/faq/tour

     

     

     

     


    Rob Chandler http://Helpware.net
    • Marked as answer by york Z Tuesday, May 17, 2011 5:56 AM
    Thursday, April 22, 2010 4:40 PM
    Moderator