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Problems occur in Help Viewer

Topics: User Forum
Mar 30, 2011 at 2:11 PM


I am working to create a help document for MS Help Viewer (.mshc) using Sandcastle Help file builder.

I set Syntax filters property to be standard. So help document gives support for 3 languages like C#, VC++, VB. I set code to be C# in Help Viewer document. When I click any other topic in TOC, code is changed to All by default and the document shows 3 languages coding.

The same problem is also occurring in Expand All (or Collapse All). I set Expand All in help viewer document .When I Click any other topic in TOC it is changed to Collapse All by default.

Could you please suggest your solution for this problem?



Mar 30, 2011 at 8:57 PM

I could be wrong but I don't think the expand/collapse all setting has ever been sticky and all sections are expanded by default when a topic is displayed.  I know the syntax filter settings not sticking is an issue for Help 1 files but I think it worked in Help 2 files.  I don't recall whether or not it ever worked in MS Help Viewer files.  There's a work item in the Sandcastle Styles project that supposedly fixes the issue for Help 1 files but may have introduced other problems in other output formats.  You could give it a try: