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Question asked by VRFuser on Oct 14, 2004
> Can anyone advise me of the correct syntax to use for the
> "topic" section of the help(topic, filename) function in vee 7.0?.

I don't know! I just tried a few things and nothing works. All the
documentation I can find on the probable base function(s) gives:

BSTR helpURL
VARIANT helpArg

helpArg is a Variant "that specifies a string or integer that indicates a
context identifier in a Help file."

In the "old days" a topic was always a numerical identifier that you had to
know in advance. I assume the "string" can be a string that's mapped to an
identifier. There used to be an optional "map" section of the help project
file that declared links between numerical identifiers and RTF topic tokens
in the file. I guess this is something of the same sort.

So basically, I *think*, unless you compile the help file this is not real,
um, ... helpful?

According to a brief review of the MSDN Library it still does work pretty
much the same way as it used to. You can find out everything you want to
know here (all one line as usual):

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/htmlhelp/ht
ml/hworiHTMLHelpStartPage.asp

Yes, it pretty much does look like you have to have inside information in
order to use this help() function. On the bright side, making an .hlp file
is not all that difficult. I'm sure making a .chm is not difficult either
though I don't know anything about that.
-SHAWN-


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