Links from syntax blocks not working in VS 2012

Topics: User Forum
Dec 11, 2012 at 1:05 PM



I've just noticed that for some reason, the links inside syntax sections do not work in VS 2012 - looking at the mogrified source in the Help Viewer, I can see that these are unchanged, i.e. still ms-xhelp:///?Id=.... instead of the converted form. Links outside of these sections, e.g. in a  see or seealso, do work fine.

I'm using the old 2005/2008 style, is there something in the surrounding blocks that breaks the link mogrification?




Dec 11, 2012 at 2:30 PM
Edited Dec 11, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Ok, I found out that it seems to be the pre tag around that section... I guess that's why the current MS documentation does not feature any links in the syntax section... nice



Dec 15, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Same problem exists in the VS2010 presentation style. 

Jan 11, 2013 at 1:49 PM

I can also confirm that this is a problem in all styles. This is a big problem and a fix is needed. Question is if it's Sandcastle of SHFB?

Jan 11, 2013 at 3:18 PM

The problem is in Help Viewer 2.0.  See this thread:

Since nobody has really complained and the type links are already present on the page in the parameters section and can be added for the return type, I planned on removing the links to match MSDN.