Creating HxS files without Visual Studio SDK

Topics: Developer Forum, User Forum
Aug 3, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Is there a way one can create the HxS files without the Visual Studio SDK? We are trying to make that step part of our build and dont want to install software on a build machine. Please note all other tools are part of our source only the HxS step is manual :(.

Thanks in advance!

regards,
Vaibhav 

Coordinator
Aug 3, 2011 at 5:49 PM

There is no separate install for the Help 2 compiler and there are some COM components that need to be registered.  As such, you can't get away without installing something on the build machine.  You can try this thread to install it manually without the SDK but there’s no guarantee that it will work.  Use at your own risk:

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/devdocs/thread/d707131b-7c5f-4f50-8685-3ebd81e24867/

Eric