What to do with *.HxS files

Topics: General Questions
Sep 23, 2007 at 5:39 AM
Hello,
I Used your AMAZING program, it worked very fine, even on Windows Mobile 5.0 Class Library.
I have used it to generate both *.CHM and *.HxS files,

anyway i know what to do with the *.CHM FIle...just double click it, and it works...

but the *.HxS file never seems to open using any program...
i thought it would be a standalone file what opens when u double click it.
but it seems like it needs an external program to deal with it or something...i don't quite understand, i have never dealed with microsoft help builder v2.0 before...

so any idea what to do with it? or how to make it usefull?
Coordinator
Sep 23, 2007 at 8:21 PM
Hi,

Thanks for the feedback :)

Help 2.x is used (primarily, as far as I know) for integrating your help into Visual Studio's help collections so that it can be viewed in Document Explorer (F1 help in VS). The Help Integration Wizard creates a Setup and Deployment project that can install your help collection (.HxS) into Visual Studio:

How to: Use the Help Integration Wizard to Add a Help Collection to Visual Studio
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb165415(VS.80).aspx

Although, testing your .HxS is much easier using the following tool so that you don't have to continuously rebuild and execute the installer (.msi) created by the Help Integration Wizard:

H2Viewer
http://www.helpware.net/mshelp2/h2viewer.htm

- Dave