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DownloadTopic Map Number Tester (ZIP, 512K)

"What's This? Help" Topic Map Number Tester - This utility allows you to test your "What's This? Help" Text Only Topics and make sure they were built correctly before giving the HTML Help file to your developer. This utility was written in Delphi 5 and also shows how to utilize HTML Help and "What's This? Help" Text Only Topics in Delphi 5.

DownloadCall Topics from VB (ZIP, 1.04 MB)

This is a small example by Gerry Palmer that shows how to call topics from VB.

DownloadImport Microsoft Help into C# Example (ZIP, 1.04 MB)

C# does not have built in support for displaying HTML Help topics via a map number or for displaying text only popups. This example shows how to import the Microsoft HTML Help API into a C# application for full HTML Help support. Also this example shows how to use the imported HTML Help API to display topics via a map number and how to display a text only popup topic. This download includes the source code for a Microsoft Visual C# application created with Visual Studio .NET that uses the HTML Help API and a RoboHelp HTML Help project.

DownloadDelphi HTML Help Example (ZIP, 1.12 MB)

This is a small Delphi application that calls HTML Help. It demonstrates calling topics by map number and using the F1 key. The Help files explain how the application was programmed to do this.

DownloadHTMLHelp in PowerBuilder (ZIP, 76K)

There is currently no built in support for HTML Help in PowerBuilder. This is a PowerBuilder 7.0 example showing how to implement some of the Microsoft HTML Help API calls into PowerBuilder.

DownloadAccess Test (ZIP, 93K)

David Beck in Technical Support created a help file to show how to create context-sensitive help for Microsoft Access 2000 and 2002 with Microsoft HTML Help generated from RoboHelp HTML 2002.

Support Downloads and Applications

DownloadHHP Builder Application (ZIP, 27K)

Gerry Palmer in Technical Support, created a great application for you to download. HHP Builder creates an hhp file by scanning the selected folder and its sub-folders for htm and html files. It will also scan the folders for files with a .hhc, .hhk, .glo, .ali, and .brs extensions adding references to these files to your .hhp file. If no .hhc and .hhk file are found it will create empty files and reference the newly created .hhc and the .hhk file names. This is a great utility if you have a large amount of files that you would like to import into RoboHelp but would rather not go through the process of importing one folder at a time.

Any opinions expressed within the contents of HHP Builder are not necessarily those of eHelp Corporation. HHP Builder is not in any way supported by eHelp Technical Support.

DownloadFrameMaker Plug-in (ZIP, 129K)

The FrameMaker plug-in for RoboHelp enables FrameMaker users to rapidly convert any number of FrameMaker files or books for easy import into RoboHelp 2002 and X3. RoboHelp X4 includes the plug-in! The FrameMaker Plug-in for RoboHelp is available for Windows only. To install the plug-in, unzip the RoboMIF.dll into the Plugins folder within the FrameMaker installation folder, (normally found at C:\Program Files\Adobe\FrameMaker7.0\fminit\Plugins).

Once the plug-in has been installed, restart FrameMaker. FrameMaker will now include a RoboHelp menu.

DownloadBuild Tag Repair Application (ZIP, 34K)

Gerry Palmer in Technical Support, has created yet another application to help you with your authoring. When generating HTML Help with a build expression, the compiled HTML Help file (.chm) may contain undesired topics outside of the build expression parameters. This occurs when topics inside the build parameters contain hyperlinks to topics outside the build. The HTML Help Compiler will include any topics referenced by these hyperlinks. BldRepair is a help utility designed to remove any hyperlinks to topics not within the build expression parameters, thus eliminating any undesired topics included in the .chm file.

Any opinions expressed within the contents of BldRepair are not necessarily those of eHelp Corporation. BldRepair is not in any way supported by eHelp Technical Support.

Test HTML Help Text Only Popups

  • Downloadtop.zip (ZIP, 264K)
    This utility is used to test HTML Help Text Only Popups. This can be useful for Help Authors who want to ensure that their Text Only Popups are working correctly before the help is connected to the application. Developers can also use this utility to determine whether a particular problem is with the HTML Help file or with the HTML Help API calls in their application.

    This application was not developed by our R&D department and has not gone through extensive testing nor is in any way supported by eHelp Technical Support.

  • Downloadtcardex.zip (1.36 MB)
    This example project by Steve Rossell shows how to implement the Microsoft Html Help TCard Control in an Html Help project and in an application. The Html Help TCard Control allows interaction between the Html Help and an application. When a TCard Control is invoked the application calling the Html Help file receives a WM_TCARD message. The information passed to the application is packaged into the lParam and wParam arguments of the WM_TCARD Message.

    Any opinions expressed within the contents of this application are not necessarily those of eHelp Corporation. This application is not in any way supported by eHelp Technical Support.

  • Downloadpassword.zip (ZIP, 100K)
    Want to insert topics into your project but do not want everyone to see them? Does password protecting these topics sound appealing? This example demonstrates how to password your topics to keep hidden information away from unauthorized eyes. Gerry Palmer in technical support has created this small download that will allow you to do just that.

    Any opinions expressed within the contents of this application are not necessarily those of eHelp Corporation. This application is not in any way supported by eHelp Technical Support.

  • Downloadmouseover.zip (ZIP, 103K)
    This example shows how to do a Auto-Sized and Fixed-Size Mouse Over popup in HTML Help. You can check out Knowledgebase article rb_6667 for more information.
  • Downloadrename.zip (ZIP, 31K)
    Gerry Palmer in Technical Support has created another small application for HTML Help Authors. Often when importing files into RoboHelp you may find that some of your HTML file names have invalid characters in them. As you may already know, this may cause several problems within RoboHelp or cause your generated help to function improperly. This utility goes through your help project finds all invalid file names, renames these files, and then updates all links. At this point Rename will not remove invalid characters from your folder names, you must do this manually within RoboHelp. Rename is simply a quick fix for what be a very lengthy process.

    Any opinions expressed within the contents of this application are not necessarily those of eHelp Corporation. This application is not in any way supported by eHelp Technical Support.

  • Downloadframe.zip (ZIP, 104K)
    This project was created in RoboHelp 9.1. It shows how you can call your topics into a frameset from your TOC, index, and search. This is a great way to include something like a company logo or a footer to the entire HTML Help project.
  • DownloadCallouts.zip (ZIP, 151K)
    This download gives examples of ways to use callouts and screenshots from applications effectively in an HTML Help file. - Html HELP (CHM) files.
  • Downloaddropdownformsamples.zip (ZIP, 41K)
    This Download shows how to use drop down menus in RoboHTML projects - Html HELP (CHM) files.
  • Downloadhtmlmergesample.zip (ZIP, 86K)
    This download shows how to merge CHM files.
  • Downloadpopup.zip (ZIP, 1K)
    This download shows how to create JavaScript popups.
  • Downloadtocsample.zip (ZIP, 43K)
    This download shows how to insert a contents control within a topic. This also shows how you can use different TOC's (HHC) within the same project.

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