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Answer by Seth Spearman for Cannot get .NET winforms app to open to help topic in a CHM file

The following link has the explanation-- http://www.cmcandrew.com/robocolumn/the-perils-of-context-sensitive-help/ You have to add a map id and alias it to a topic. Seth
Oct 30 2009

Answer by Seth Spearman for Cannot get .NET winforms app to open to help topic in a CHM file.

The following link has the explanation–

http://notcolin.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/the-perils-of-context-sensitive-help/

You have to add a map id and alias it to a topic.

Seth

Oct 30 2009

How to update your stackoverflow.com gravatar

I was a little confused on how to update your stackoverflow gravatar. If you are editing your profile in stackoverflow.com and you click on Change Picture it takes you to gravatar.com. That is all well and good. And uploading/creating a gravatar is easy. Then you link your new gravatar to an email address. So far so good.

At that point the linkage seems to happen auto-magically. What gives?

The key point is that if your stackoverflow email address in your profile IS THE SAME as the email address you setup at gravatar.com then linkage is automatic at that point.

Seth

Oct 30 2009

Cannot get .NET winforms app to open to help topic in a CHM file

I have a vb.net Winforms application. I also have a compiled help file (chm) file that I created using RoboHelp 6.0.

I want to open to a specific help topic and so to do that I am using the following code.

System.Windows.Forms.Help.ShowHelp(Me, "MyHelpFile.chm",HelpNavigator.KeywordIndex, "MyTopic")

Of course I am using variable instead of string literals ... work with me here ; / )

In this case the Help file opens to the Index in the left pane and the topic is selected in the Index pane but the right (Content) pane is showing the Main/First page of the help file...not my topic.

I have tried every combination from the HelpNavigator enum and none of them work. Only a few of them should work since most of them are not designed to open to a specfic topic...but for the ones that should work here is the result.

HelpNavigator.Topic - When I use this option I get the left pane opens to the TOC with everything collapsed and nothing selected. The right pane gives a standard IE error:

"This program cannot display the webpage 

   Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet. 
The website is encountering problems. 
There might be a typing error in the address. 

   What you can try: 
     Check your Internet connection. Try visiting another website to make sure you are connected.  

     Retype the address.  

     Go back to the previous page. 

     More information "

HelpNavigator.TopicID - I cannot try because as far as I can tell my topics do not have Topic IDs.

Here are my questions -

Any ideas what is wrong? How can I troubleshoot help file issues? (For example, validate that the topic exists in the help file? I am sure it is in the source but it doesn't seem to find it in the compiled version. If you double click the topic in the index or TOC it opens just fine.)

My ideal solution would be to open the TOC in the Left pane with the topic selected (but I will settle for Index int the left pane) and the Right pane shows the Topic content.

Seth

Oct 30 2009

Cannot get .NET winforms app to open to help topic in a CHM file

I have a vb.net Winforms application. I also have a compiled help file (chm) file that I created using RoboHelp 6.0.

I want to open to a specific help topic and so to do that I am using the following code.

System.Windows.Forms.Help.ShowHelp(Me, "MyHelpFile.chm",HelpNavigator.KeywordIndex, "MyTopic")

Of course I am using variable instead of string literals ... work with me here ; / )

In this case the Help file opens to the Index in the left pane and the topic is selected in the Index pane but the right (Content) pane is showing the Main/First page of the help file...not my topic.

I have tried every combination from the HelpNavigator enum and none of them work. Only a few of them should work since most of them are not designed to open to a specfic topic...but for the ones that should work here is the result.

HelpNavigator.Topic - When I use this option I get the left pane opens to the TOC with everything collapsed and nothing selected. The right pane gives a standard IE error:

"This program cannot display the webpage 

   Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet. 
The website is encountering problems. 
There might be a typing error in the address. 

   What you can try: 
     Check your Internet connection. Try visiting another website to make sure you are connected.  

     Retype the address.  

     Go back to the previous page. 

     More information "

HelpNavigator.TopicID - I cannot try because as far as I can tell my topics do not have Topic IDs.

Here are my questions -

Any ideas what is wrong? How can I troubleshoot help file issues? (For example, validate that the topic exists in the help file? I am sure it is in the source but it doesn't seem to find it in the compiled version. If you double click the topic in the index or TOC it opens just fine.)

My ideal solution would be to open the TOC in the Left pane with the topic selected (but I will settle for Index int the left pane) and the Right pane shows the Topic content.

Seth

Oct 30 2009

Cannot get .NET winforms app to open to help topic in a CHM file.

Hello,

I have a vb.net Winforms application. I also have a compiled help file (chm) file that I created using RoboHelp 6.0.

I want to open to a specific help topic and so to do that I am using the following code.

System.Windows.Forms.Help.ShowHelp(Me, “MyHelpFile.chm”,HelpNavigator.KeywordIndex, “MyTopic”)

Of course I am using variable instead of string literals … work with me here ; / )

In this case the Help file opens to the Index in the left pane and the topic is selected in the Index pane but the right (Content) pane is showing the Main/First page of the help file…not my topic.

I have tried every combination from the HelpNavigator enum and none of them work. Only a few of them should work since most of them are not designed to open to a specfic topic…but for the ones that should work here is the result.

HelpNavigator.Topic – When I use this option I get the left pane opens to the TOC with everything collapsed and nothing selected. The right pane gives a standard IE error:

"This program cannot display the webpage 

   Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet. 
The website is encountering problems. 
There might be a typing error in the address. 

   What you can try: 
     Check your Internet connection. Try visiting another website to make sure you are connected.  

     Retype the address.  

     Go back to the previous page. 

     More information "

HelpNavigator.TopicID – I cannot try because as far as I can tell my topics do not have Topic IDs.

Here are my questions –

Any ideas what is wrong? How can I troubleshoot help file issues? (For example, validate that the topic exists in the help file? I am sure it is in the source but it doesn’t seem to find it in the compiled version. If you double click the topic in the index or TOC it opens just fine.)

My ideal solution would be to open the TOC in the Left pane with the topic selected (but I will settle for Index int the left pane) and the Right pane shows the Topic content.

Seth

Oct 30 2009

Answer by Seth Spearman for How do you get a Microsoft Access form to refresh a computed column?

Thanks guys. Here it what worked.

In the Form AfterUpdate event I did a Me.ControlName.Requery. This was perfect as it did not do a complete form refresh or requery.

I just experimented with different event/method combinations until I got the best result.

Thanks for the input.

Seth

Oct 30 2009

Comment by Seth Spearman on How do you get a Microsoft Access form to refresh a computed column?

See my answer below for my exact resolution. This set me on the right track.