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I want ot make a context help with a chm file and KeyHH.exe. Example I am in programm n° 3 and i want ot acess directly in my chm to the help of this third programm . How can I do to invoke inside the program this help directly.

Thanks for any help

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Very simple, you just have to know internal html file names and paths.

Example below open "credits" page in the Autoit.chm file.

$help_path = RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\AutoIt v3\Autoit", "InstallDir") & "AutoIt.chm"
$topic_path = "html\credits.htm"
$URL = $help_path & "::" & $topic_path
Run("hh.exe " & $URL)

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$help_path = RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\AutoIt v3\Autoit", "InstallDir") & "\AutoIt.chm"
$topic_path = "html\credits.htm"
$URL = $help_path & "::" & $topic_path
Run("hh.exe " & $URL)

Lazycat forgot the \ before the file AutoIt.chm

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

In my registry InstallDir key already contain trail slash. In your not?

I always solve that problem by using an extra line of code

$help_path = RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\AutoIt v3\Autoit", "InstallDir")

If StringRight($help_path,1) <> '\' Then $help_path = $help_path & '\'

$help_path = 'helpfile.chm'

Edited by GEOSoft

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

I want ot make a context help with a chm file and KeyHH.exe. Example I am in programm n° 3 and i want ot acess directly in my chm to the help of this third programm . How can I do to invoke inside the program this help directly.

Thanks for any help

I didn't ask anyone when I added a help file several months ago, so I came up with a slightly different method.

I wrote these UDFs

Func SL_GeneralHelp()
$sHelp = "F1"
$sHelpFilePathName = FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\StopLightTimer.chm")
If @error = 1 Then MsgBox(0, "Information", "FileGetShortName() failed ")
If $sHelpCommand = "" Then
  $sHelpTopic = '"Overview"'
  _SetHelpTopic()
EndIf
$sCmdLine = @ComSpec & " /c " & "start " & $sHelpCommand
$sFlag = @SW_MINIMIZE
Run($sCmdLine, "", $sFlag)
Return
EndFunc;==>SL_GeneralHelp

Func _SetHelpTopic()
$sScrptDir = FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir)
$sKeyHH = $sScrptDir & "\KeyHH.EXE -MyHelp -#klink "
$sHelpFile = $sScrptDir & "\stoplighttimer.chm"
$sHelpCommand = $sKeyHH & $sHelpTopic & " " & $sHelpFile
EndFunc;==>_SetHelpTopic

Before any code in the script I inserted these calls.

$sHelpTopic = '"Overview"'
_SetHelpTopic()

HotKeySet("{F1}", "SL_GeneralHelp")

I don't have a help button as such, but in every case statement that is related to a Control or a Tab the following code is embedded.

$sHelpTopic = '"URL for the current control or tab"'
_SetHelpTopic()

So that when the user presses the F1 key at nearly any point in the script the user gets help for the last thing that was selected. It amounts to context sensitive help.

I'm sure someone will come up with a more elegant method, but this works very well.

Gene :think:

Edited typo

Edited by Gene

[font="Verdana"]Thanks for the response.Gene[/font]Yes, I know the punctuation is not right...

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

A hacked up UDF for show, but shows how to open at a particular page by window title.

Func _Helpfile($path_chm = 'Help.chm', $path_html = '')
    If Not $path_chm Then $path_chm = 'Help.chm'
    Select 
        Case WinGetTitle('') = 'IndexName ?'
            $path_html = 'PageName.html'
    EndSelect
    If FileExists($path_chm) Then
        Run('hh.exe ms-its:' & $path_chm & '::/' & $path_html)
    Else
        MsgBox(0x40010, '', 'Files missing for launching the Help Guide')
    EndIf
EndFunc
Edited by MHz

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In my registry InstallDir key already contain trail slash. In your not?

Nope :">

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I always solve that problem by using an extra line of code

$help_path = RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\AutoIt v3\Autoit", "InstallDir")

If StringRight($help_path,1) <> '\' Then $help_path = $help_path & '\'

$help_path = 'helpfile.chm'

You don't need that check, I just tried, mine's a win-win solution:P

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You don't need that check, I just tried, mine's a win-win solution:P

In this case it is.

Another method that I have in my snippets is

$A = RegRead(key,path) & '\<filename>

If stringInStr($A,'\\') > 0 then $A = StringReplace($A,'\\','\')


George

Question about decompiling code? Read the decompiling FAQ and don't bother posting the question in the forums.

Be sure to read and follow the forum rules. -AKA the AutoIt Reading and Comprehension Skills test.***

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Well, it works on Windows XP Pro SP2 without that check. Even file commands like FileCopy command work.

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Seems like KeyHH.exe has been lost, abandoned or whatever. Any site I find that has a download link it just hangs or redirects me to some system cleaner snake-oil download.

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Seems like KeyHH.exe has been lost, abandoned or whatever. Any site I find that has a download link it just hangs or redirects me to some system cleaner snake-oil download.

Even though you're responding in a 5 1/2 year old thread, I thought I'd let you know. If you're looking for the file keyhh.exe you can find it in the portable download version of the RJ Text editor http://www.rj-texted.se/download.htm check that page for the download. it's also included in the installer version, but if all you really need is the keyhh program, the portable zip file is easier.

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