Making Windows HtmlHelp API call
monte at sweattechnologies.com
Tue Oct 7 19:53:01 CDT 2003
> 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 ""e"e&"e&Helpfile.chm"e)
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