Making Windows HtmlHelp API call

Monte Goulding monte at sweattechnologies.com
Tue Oct 7 19:53:01 CDT 2003


> Hi,
> 
> I am finishing an app (Windows only) which will be integrated with some 
> other applications that are not made in Revolution.  The other 
> applications all share the same help file and ideally my Revolution app 
> will as well.  I was told that in order to do this I will need to make 
> an API call to HtmlHelp:
> 
> HtmlHelp( hRevAppWindowHandle, "HelpFile.chm", HH_HELP_CONTEXT, 
> nJumpToTopic );
> 
> hRevAppWindowHandle = handle to the main window in Rev app.
> "HelpFile.chm" = path to the help file.
> HH_HELP_CONTEXT = defined as 0x000F in the htmlhelp.h file from the
> Microsoft Platform SDK.  The HtmlHelp function does different things
> depending on this argument.  This argument tells it to launch to a
> particular page specified by the last argument.
> nJumpToTopic = This is the ID of the topic you want to jump to.
> 
> Is this something I would have to have an external for if I wanted to 
> do it in my Revolution app?
> 

Nah... just a two liner: 
set the hideConsoleWindows to true
get shell("start "&quote&quote&&quote&Helpfile.chm&quote)

Cheers

Monte



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