User Assistance for Your Programs:
Programming Nuts and Bolts
Help Programming References
Reference to WinHelp (last updated 2000-08-16, 731 Kbyte ZIP
file) is a collection of WinHelp and Acrobat files created by
Don Lammers, Paul O'Rear, and Alexander Halser containing reference
materials for programmers trying to call WinHelp or trying to
extend WinHelp functionality. Free.
Connecting Help to Your Programs
Adding Functionality to Help
- WinHelp Embedded Window Button
Demo (last updated 2000-07-06, 79 Kbyte ZIP file) is a Help
file which shows some of the functionality that you can add to
WinHelp using DLLs.
- Button Demo Source (last
updated 2000-07-06, 296 Kbyte ZIP file) is the source for the
button demo. Includes the DLL source (C++/MFC) and Help source.
- Extra Tab for WinHelp 4 Help Topics
Dialog Box is information and source code for creating extra
tabs in the WinHelp 4.0 contents sheet. You will need Microsoft
Visual C++ 4.0 or later to open the project workspace and to modify
and compile the files, or another C++ program and the knowledge
of how to adapt the files.
Going Beyond Online Help
- An Author
Friendly Troubleshooting Wizard -- Peer Showcase demonstration
of the HP CD-Writer Plus Toolbox by Don Lammers (from 2001 WinWriters
Multimedia Viewer 2.0 is no longer supported by Microsoft,
but still in use for creating multimedia content. It is a self
contained environment like WinHelp, and does not need to be hosted
by an application.
1.4 is an embeddable control which was to be the next generation
multimedia engine for Microsoft (until they switched to HTML).
It requires a hosting shell in a programming language that supports
ActiveX controls. The
"Author Friendly Wizard" was created using Visual
Basic and MediaView.
1.3 is the first real version of the MediaView control to
be distributed. The link is included here for anyone who is doing
legacy support and needs the older version.
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