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CREF links not working in RH Pane

Topics: User Forum
Feb 21, 2008 at 9:48 PM
Version 1.6.04 of SHFB, and January Sandcastle (plus patches for InvalidOperationException as posted on the home page of SHFB).
Building for Hteml1xAnd2xAndWebsite. Build succeeds just fine.

When I view the help (e.g. CHM), I find that the cref-links do not work from the Right-Hand-Pane. The left-hand-tree is fine, and I can peruse just fine by sticking to the left-hand-pane. However, whenever I click on a cref-link in the displayed right-hand text, I get the 'cannot navigate there' page:

Sorry, no topics were found for the selected link.

Keywords = ""
IndexMoniker =
Source URL =

Is this something that I can affect in the GUI project properties? I also see similar behavior in HTML and ASPX forms of the built help.

Thanks in advance.
Feb 21, 2008 at 10:25 PM
Edited Feb 21, 2008 at 10:32 PM
You've got the link types set to Index. Set ProjectLinkType to Local and SdkLinkType to MSDN. Index link types are only supported in HTML 2 files. They won't work in Help 1 file or websites. The links are generated by the Sandcastle transformations in the BuildAssembler step so you can't mix the types when doing a multi-format build. If you want index links for the help 2 file, you'll need to build it separately.

Feb 27, 2008 at 4:12 PM
Thank you.

Got the CHM working now.