Windows 10: Building help for a Windows 10 (TBH W7 and upward) application


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    Windows 10 Pro Creator Editiion
       26 Mar 2018 #1

    Building help for a Windows 10 (TBH W7 and upward) application


    What is the currently supported tool for this - VS2017 doesn't appear to offer a Help Project

    One of the guys I know said HTML Help, but that appears not to have been touched since ages, so that can't be it.

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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       26 Mar 2018 #2

    perdrix said: View Post
    What is the currently supported tool for this - VS2017 doesn't appear to offer a Help Project

    One of the guys I know said HTML Help, but that appears not to have been touched since ages, so that can't be it.
    They are correct. Windows 10 supports Compiled HTML Help files (.chm).

    The Windows Help program is not supported in Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 or later versions of Windows Server...

    Microsoft strongly recommends that software developers discontinue using the Windows Help application. Software developers who ship programs that rely on .hlp files are encouraged to transition their Help experience to an alternative Help file format, such as CHM, HTML, or XML...

    ...While Microsoft develops future Help technologies, we encourage Help authors to continue using HTML Help 1.4. HTML Help 1.4 is included in Windows versions starting with Windows 7.
    https://support.microsoft.com/help/917607


    MSDN | Which Version of Help do I Need?
    MSDN | Create a Help Project
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