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add custom help content to msdn RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    we are a visual studio extention tools building company. is it possible for us to add our help contents (help contents of our extentions) to msdn library. if yes then please help us on this

    thanks & regards

    visagan

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:33 PM

Answers

  • Hi, visagan.

    If I understand you right, you want to add your help to user local MSDN documentation. It's quite easy and may be done by a lot of tools. For example, SHFB (Sandcastle Help File Builder), where you write your help in special xml files (MAML) and just say that you want to get help in different help formats (MS Help 2 - for VS 2005/2008, MS Help Viewer - for VS 2010+).

    • Marked as answer by Caillen Sunday, November 9, 2014 11:31 AM
    Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:29 PM

All replies

  • Hi, visagan.

    If I understand you right, you want to add your help to user local MSDN documentation. It's quite easy and may be done by a lot of tools. For example, SHFB (Sandcastle Help File Builder), where you write your help in special xml files (MAML) and just say that you want to get help in different help formats (MS Help 2 - for VS 2005/2008, MS Help Viewer - for VS 2010+).

    • Marked as answer by Caillen Sunday, November 9, 2014 11:31 AM
    Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:29 PM
  • Hi,

    The Requirement is that, whether we can add our local msdn documentation to the MSDN Site (online). we already have local documentations and the users can view them using the Help Viewer 2.1. but if the user go to msdn.microsoft.com, there our product documentation wont be available. so is it possible to add third party content to msdn.microsoft.com documentation library?

    Thanks & Regards

    Visagan

    Friday, November 21, 2014 5:49 AM
  • Hi,

    MSDN Online is for Microsoft products, not for 3rd party products, it wouldn't make sense.

    You can host your documentation on your own domain to be available online, that's what all 3rd parties do.


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    Friday, November 21, 2014 11:31 AM