Category Archives: Microsoft Help Viewer

Help Viewer 1.1, Help Library Manager 1.0

“I just installed SP1 and still see Help Viewer 1.0, not 1.1. Which version do I have?” Open Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features to verify your version of Help Viewer. After successfully installing Visual Studio 2010 SP1, you will see an entry that looks like this: While it can be accessed directly from the Visual Studio […]

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New local help viewer available in Visual Studio 2010 SP1

The new local help viewer I’ve been blogging about is now available with Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1. MSDN subscribers may download SP1 immediately with general availability on Thursday. Microsoft Help Viewer 1.1 is a dedicated client application that lets you: Navigate the table of contents in a fully expandable tree control Look up topics […]

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Help MVPs in town for 2011 MVP Summit

Microsoft Help MVPs were in town last week for the 2011 MVP Summit.  Attending this year were: Rob Chandler (The Helpware Group) Char James-Tanny (JTF Associates) Paul Neshamkin (The Paul Neshamkin Group) Dana Worley (Campbell Scientific) Front row, from left: Paul, Rob, Char, Paul O’Rear (MSFT) and Dana Back row: Not our Help MVPs! The […]

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Test-drive the SP1 local Help Viewer

UPDATE: These instructions are for the Beta and are superseded by my instructions for setting up the SP1 RTM local Help Viewer. The Beta version of the new local Help Viewer is now publicly available as part of the Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta. To learn more about the changes we’ve made, check out my […]

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The Story of Help in Visual Studio 2010 (Part 3)

This is the final installment in a three-part series about the Visual Studio 2010 help system. Part 1 offers a behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of our new help system. Part 2 is an overview of the help experience delivered with Visual Studio 2010. Part 3 offers a preview of changes coming to the help […]

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The Story of Help in Visual Studio 2010 (Part 2)

This is the second installment in a three-part series about the Visual Studio 2010 help system. Part 1 offers a behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of our new help system. Part 2 is an overview of the help experience delivered with Visual Studio 2010. Part 3 offers a sneak preview of changes coming to the […]

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