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Integrate Help & Manual from EC Software GmbH with Visual Studio RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi. Hope someone can help.

    We us Visual Studio 2017 for our source code.

    We also use  Help & Manual software from EC Software for our Customer documentation.

    Presently, our Help and Manual documentation is created and published with the Help & Manual tool, then are copied to a common drive, and then we manual copy the html files to Visual Studio in a .sln file under a HelpFile folder.

    This process takes long and is prone to errors.

    My questions is. Is there a tool that can be used to interface between Help & Manual and Visual Studio so that we can automatically publish our html doc to Visual Studio? 

    Or maybe this can be done with a tool. Maybe there is someone out there that has the same or similar setup as we do.

    As an FYI, I'm new here and don't have much experiance with Visual Studio of Help & Manual.

    Thanks for you help.

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12:08 PM

Answers

  • Hi Next1On,

    Not the expert about this third party tool, but it seems that it also used to multi-user editing and version control and others.

    Maybe you could think about using the Azure DevOps with VS, so you could use the VS to connect with it, and then edit the documents or files. If other team members edit it and submit them to the DevOps, you could checkout it to your VS directly, so you don't need to copy or past text.

    Of course, different tools have different features, like Perry's suggestions, it has no this function with that tool in VS IDE. You could submit a feature for that third party tool. Have a nice day.

    Sincerely,

    Jack


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    • Marked as answer by Next1On Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:14 PM
    Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:18 AM
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  • Hi Next1On,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    As for your requirements, I have checked and asked relevant people, it seems that there is no such tool to integrate Help & Manual from EC Software GmbH with Visual Studio. This is a third-party tool compared to visual studio. If you want to integrate this tool into VS, you would be well advised to consult the EC Software GmbH and give them your proposal. And they will respect your proposal and give you a satisfactory answer.

    Any feedback will be expected.

    Best Regards,

    Perry


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    Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:51 AM
  • Hi Perry,

    Thank you for your reply.

    I was just wondeing if anyone else out there has already does this.

    I will contact them.

    Thanks.

    Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:09 AM
  • Hi Next1On,

    Not the expert about this third party tool, but it seems that it also used to multi-user editing and version control and others.

    Maybe you could think about using the Azure DevOps with VS, so you could use the VS to connect with it, and then edit the documents or files. If other team members edit it and submit them to the DevOps, you could checkout it to your VS directly, so you don't need to copy or past text.

    Of course, different tools have different features, like Perry's suggestions, it has no this function with that tool in VS IDE. You could submit a feature for that third party tool. Have a nice day.

    Sincerely,

    Jack


    MSDN Community Support
    Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" the responses that resolved your issue, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if not. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. If you have any compliments or complaints to MSDN Support, feel free to contact MSDNFSF@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Next1On Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:14 PM
    Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:18 AM
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