Re: Help Contents link problem

Subject: Re: Help Contents link problem
From: Kristy Astry <KASTRY -at- CJDS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 12:14:47 -0700

I, too, had the same problem and found the solution in the archives! I

"HELP_TAB opens the Help Topics Browser to a specific tab. The vaue for
HELP_TAB is not listed in the VB doc, nor is it listed in the windows.h
header file for C/C++. The hex value for the HELP_TAB command, as specified
in CHW.HLP, is 0x000f.

The dwData parameter values that work are:
-3 = Contents tab
-2 = Index tab
-1 = Find tab

Alternatively, you can use the (also undocumented) TAB(integer) macro:

0 (zero) displays the Find tab. Any custom tabs: 1 displays the first
custom tab, 2 displays the second, etc. Any integer greater than the actual
number of custom tabs displays the Contents tab. So, to display the Contents
tab, you use TAB(n+1) where n is the number of custom tabs. If there are no
custom tabs, then TAB(1) will display the Contents tab." This is courtesy
Tom O'Shea by way of Shirley Kelly from a topic dated May 21, 1998, titled
"Re: Making Calls from VB".

It works!!!

> ----------
> From: Beth Kane[SMTP:Kane -at- VENTANA -dot- COM]
> Reply To: Beth Kane
> Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 1999 11:49 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Help Contents link problem
> I'm a lone Help writer in my company, and I'm using RH 7.0 to develop
> Winhelp for a 32-bit program that's being developed using VB. I'm in the
> early stages and don't have any context-sensitive topics mapped to IDs
> yet,
> but I do have 170 topics and a fully developed Contents structure in
> place.
> I gave the developers the project's .hlp and .cnt files, and told them to
> delete any .gid files if they see them, before compiling. Yet, if you
> select
> Contents from the app's Help menu, it takes you straight to a single topic
> -- then you have to finagle your way to the Contents tab.
> HOWEVER, if you click F1 anywhere in the window, it DOES take you to the
> Help Contents! That is really weird. The app is obviously "seeing" the
> Contents in one case, but not in another.
> The build guy has checked all his VB docs and I've checked all my RH docs,
> and we haven't been able to figure this out yet. Any ideas?
> **Whoa.** I just went to a different computer (in the Test Lab) to recheck
> this bug and I saw something additional. When you press F1, a Help topic
> appears for a split second before the Contents appears. You can only see
> this happening on slower machines; that's why I didn't see it before, I
> was
> using one of the developers' fast machines. Now that is really, really
> weird. By the way, it's the same topic we see when we go to
> Help->Contents.
> Thanks very much for any help you can lend before I have to get on hold
> with
> BS tech support.
> Beth Kane in Tucson
> kane -at- ventana -dot- com
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