Help Viewer 1.0 SDK

Software Development Kit for Help Viewer 1.0 interfaces
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      Visual Studio 2010 shipped with a new help system - Help Viewer 1.0. Help Viewer 1.0 is built on common standards such as XHTML and .zip file format.

      Developers can leverage the ms-xhelp:// protocol documented in this SDK to implement their own Help experiences and Help viewers using the Help Viewer 1.0 runtime.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium, Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard , Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 3

      Any of the Visual Studio 2010 family of products, including the Visual Studio Express products.
      This requirement is for the Help Viewer 1.0 runtime, which only ships with those products.
    • This download is a self-extracting .exe, which will simply install some documentation in the form of HTML files, and some code samples. No executable code is included.

      To install the SDK:
      1. Download the HelpViewerSDK.exe file.
      2. Execute it and when prompted, specify a folder location where you want to place the extracted files.
      3. Navigate to the folder where you extracted the files to - you will find
      4. Right-click on and select "Extract All..." (you may use the current location or an alternate of your choice)
      5. Double-click on 00_HelpSDK_OverviewAndFAQ.htm to get started with the documentation for the SDK.

      For any problems with installation or general questions, please leave a note via The Help Guy blog.