Combine CHMs from concenptual and API?

Topics: General Discussion
Nov 11, 2008 at 11:22 AM
Hi All,
For my product, I want to have one DocProject with conceptual topics on the general design concepts, and one with the Class documentation - mainly so that I can update and review the former without having to endure the long wait for the Class documentaion :-(

I'm currently building to Help 1.x.

Is it possible to then create a single chm which contains - or links to - both the conceptual and class documenation? Or (thinking about it), just put links in the conceptual chm to the Class chm?


Nov 11, 2008 at 11:52 AM
Edited Nov 11, 2008 at 11:55 AM
Hi James,

I haven't tried this myself, but apparently Help 1.x supports something called runtime merging that allows you to link between two different .chm topics:

Linking Between Merged Help Files

Merging Help Files at Run Time

So you may be able to link to an external .chm topic using a see link, as in the following example.

    <see href="ms-its:design.chm::/html/relatedtopic.htm">A related topic</see>

Or for conceptual topics: 

        <linkText>A related topic</linkText>

Please let me know if that helps.

- Dave