Context-sensitive help - HTML help and VB application

Subject: Context-sensitive help - HTML help and VB application
From: Alyssa Fox <a -dot- fox -at- pentasafe -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 10:44:59 -0500

Hello everyone,

I am faced with the task of creating context-sensitive help for a Visual
Basic application. I am using FrameMaker and WebWorks Publisher to convert
the Frame files to HTML files. I want a strict HTML help system. A developer
and I have been arguing over whether or not it's possible to create a
context-sensitive HTML help system with a VB application.

A couple of questions:

1. Is it possible to create a context-sensitive help system using HTML Help
(converted from Frame files by WebWorks)? Have any of you ever done this?

2. If it is possible, I wouldn't think it's more than a simple case of
matching topic IDs in the code and in the Frame files. Am I mistaken?

Thanks for all your help,

Alyssa Fox
Technical Writer
PentaSafe Security Technologies, Inc.
713-523-1992 ext. 9695


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