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Linking to local document

Topics: User Forum
Sep 16, 2009 at 6:05 PM

Is there any MAML capability to produce a link that opens a local document file in its associated Windows application?

I ask here at SHFB because this is the truly only place on the Internet where people know how to produce Help files.


Sep 16, 2009 at 7:14 PM
Edited Sep 16, 2009 at 7:17 PM

You can use an <externalLink> element with a "file://" URL that tells it what file to open.  Set the <linkTarget> to _blank so that it opens in its own window:

    <linkText>The Data</linkText>

Support for the linkTarget sub-element is only available if you've applied the Sandcastle Styles patch.