Author Archives: Jeff Braaten

New Features in Microsoft Help Viewer 2.0 Beta

UPDATE: This post describes features introduced in Microsoft Help Viewer 2.0 Beta.  Introducing Microsoft Help Viewer 2.0 provides an overview of the final, released product. Visual Studio 11 Beta is out and, with it, the release of Microsoft Help Viewer 2.0 Beta. Get started by downloading the bits at: Download Visual Studio 11 Beta (general […]

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An MSDN Library for the Windows Dev Center

This week at Microsoft’s BUILD conference, we unveiled the new Windows Dev Center with four focused sub-centers: Windows Store apps, Internet Explorer, Desktop apps and Hardware: Windows Store apps Internet Explorer Desktop apps Hardware As you click through the options in the Center navigation menus, you’ll see familiar MSDN pages (Samples, Downloads, Community, etc.) but […]

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Announcing Microsoft Help Viewer 2.0 Developer Preview

UPDATE: This post describes features introduced in the Microsoft Help Viewer 2.0 Developer Preview. Additional features were delivered in Help Viewer 2.0 Beta and in Help Viewer 2.0 RTM. The Microsoft Help Viewer 2.0 Developer Preview is now available as part of the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview. Get the bits at: Download Visual Studio 11 […]

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Export then print multiple Library topics (Beta)

We recently introduced a Beta version of the “Print/Export Multiple Topics” feature in the TechNet Lightweight Library. The Print/Export feature enables readers to: Create and organize a custom collection of Library topics Export the collection to a PDF or HTML document Print the collection How do I get started? There are several prerequisites for using […]

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View XHTML source for local VS Help topics

So you’ve decided to create some local content and you want to use the Visual Studio branding package to simplify your life. It would be helpful to look at Visual Studio source content so you can learn by example. What’s the easiest way to examine Visual Studio local Help topics in raw XHTML? Let me […]

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Add links and code examples to Help topics you create

In my last post, I explained how to add a simple, text-only topic to your local Help Library. I also described how metadata connects content into the help system. Now let’s look at what we can do to make our topic a little more interesting. (Skip ahead to the hands-on tutorial if you’re not interested […]

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