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    • Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition Beta 2 Help Fix

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        • This download provides a small tool that allows you to update the filter definitions in your Help system, which will enable the missing content to be availble in the Help viewer.

          To update the filter definition files:

          1. Download and extract VSExpressB2HelpFix.exe to a folder on your computer's hard disk.

          2. From your local folder, run the filterfixer.exe tool, either by double-clicking on it in Windows Explorer or starting it from the command line. This fixes the problem for the Table of Contents and the Index.

          3. Copy all five of the .xml filter files (CSharpExpressAmbientFilter80.xml, and so on) to the following folder on your computer, overwriting the original versions of these files:
          \Program Files\Common files\Microsoft Shared\VS Help Data\8.0\Filters\1033

          This fixes the problem for Local and Online Search.

          Once you have completed these tasks, your Help collections should now give you access to the .NET Framework Managed Reference documentation.

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