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  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I want to give help for my application in system TOC.
    I have created help as per requirement in below link:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms889525.aspx

    I also wants to give my application for "Windows Mobile Logo Certification ".
    One of the Criteria of "Windows Mobile Logo Certification" is:
    Store DLLs Only in Windows or Application Directory. Any .DLL files used in the installation of the application on the Windows Mobile Professional-based platform should only store "shared" files/DLLs in the Windows directory , and every other file in the application's own directory (which may be modified by the end user).

    So, I kept my help file in my application folder.
    When I launch my application help from System TOC, it works fine.
    But when I click on hyperlink for topics, which are in help file itself. I does not open that topic help.
    And gives error message as: "Could not open file. The file can not be found. "

    Any one have idea about it?
    Please help me.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Pariksheet.
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:11 AM

Answers

  • Hi Pariksheet,

    Please read the following article about HTML help file:

    Provide Help for an application
    http://www.christec.co.nz/blog/archives/74

    Note the Christopher Fairbairn's reply just below the article:

    "
    ...
    By default this causes the help file viewer to look in the \Windows directory for the help file (since a full file path is not specified). This is unlike a standard web browser where such a link would be resolved relative to the current working directory.

    We can work around this issue if you want to place your help file in a different directory (such as the application folder) by specifying the full path to the help file within any internal hyperlinks as shown below:
    ...
    "

    Regards,
    Chunsheng Tang


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    • Marked as answer by warrentang Tuesday, October 6, 2009 5:41 AM
    Monday, October 5, 2009 4:36 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Can you provide the HREF of a link that is failing?

    Thanks

    Paul Diston
    http://www.smartmobiledevice.co.uk/
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:43 AM
  • Hi Paul,

    Here is the href for the topic
    <a href="sample.htm#Introduction" target="_self">Introduction</a>

    My help file(sample.htm) is in my application folder.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Pariksheet.
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:56 AM
  • Hi Pariksheet,

    Please read the following article about HTML help file:

    Provide Help for an application
    http://www.christec.co.nz/blog/archives/74

    Note the Christopher Fairbairn's reply just below the article:

    "
    ...
    By default this causes the help file viewer to look in the \Windows directory for the help file (since a full file path is not specified). This is unlike a standard web browser where such a link would be resolved relative to the current working directory.

    We can work around this issue if you want to place your help file in a different directory (such as the application folder) by specifying the full path to the help file within any internal hyperlinks as shown below:
    ...
    "

    Regards,
    Chunsheng Tang


    Please mark the post that helps you, and unmark that does not. This benefits our community members.
    • Marked as answer by warrentang Tuesday, October 6, 2009 5:41 AM
    Monday, October 5, 2009 4:36 AM