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Context Help Made Easy

, 2 Feb 2007 CPOL
This article introduces a new way of instrumenting your code that enables help authors associate help topics with the application’s visual contexts at any time - even post-compilation – and to do so using the application’s user interface without the involvement of the developer.
namespace ContextHelpMadeEasy
{
    partial class FTestApplication
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// Required designer variable.
        /// </summary>
        private System.ComponentModel.IContainer components = null;

        /// <summary>
        /// Clean up any resources being used.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="disposing">true if managed resources should be disposed; otherwise, false.</param>
        protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)
        {
            if (disposing && (components != null))
            {
                components.Dispose();
            }
            base.Dispose(disposing);
        }

        #region Windows Form Designer generated code

        /// <summary>
        /// Required method for Designer support - do not modify
        /// the contents of this method with the code editor.
        /// </summary>
        private void InitializeComponent()
        {
			System.ComponentModel.ComponentResourceManager resources = new System.ComponentModel.ComponentResourceManager(typeof(FTestApplication));
			this.msMain = new System.Windows.Forms.MenuStrip();
			this.fileToolStripMenuItem = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem();
			this.optionsToolStripMenuItem = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem();
			this.viewToolStripMenuItem = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem();
			this.miUI1 = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem();
			this.miUI2 = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem();
			this.pnlI1 = new ContextHelpMadeEasy.PanelEx();
			this.UI1RightSide1 = new ContextHelpMadeEasy.UI1RightSide();
			this.splI1 = new System.Windows.Forms.Splitter();
			this.lblI2Title = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
			this.UI1LeftSide1 = new ContextHelpMadeEasy.UI1LeftSide();
			this.pnlI2 = new ContextHelpMadeEasy.PanelEx();
			this.lblI1Title = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
			this.lblLastName = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
			this.txtLastName = new ContextHelpMadeEasy.TextBoxEx();
			this.lblFirstName = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
			this.txtFirstName = new ContextHelpMadeEasy.TextBoxEx();
			this.grpMisc = new System.Windows.Forms.GroupBox();
			this.btnDoNothingAtAll = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
			this.lblGender = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
			this.cbGender = new System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox();
			this.chkLikesDogs = new System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox();
			this.chkLikesCats = new System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox();
			this.lblDilemma = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
			this.txtDilemma = new ContextHelpMadeEasy.TextBoxEx();
			this.lblSportsLeague = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
			this.txtSportsLeague = new ContextHelpMadeEasy.TextBoxEx();
			this.lblHomeTown = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
			this.txtHomeTown = new ContextHelpMadeEasy.TextBoxEx();
			this.msMain.SuspendLayout();
			this.pnlI1.SuspendLayout();
			this.pnlI2.SuspendLayout();
			this.grpMisc.SuspendLayout();
			this.SuspendLayout();
			// 
			// msMain
			// 
			this.msMain.Items.AddRange(new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem[] {
            this.fileToolStripMenuItem,
            this.viewToolStripMenuItem});
			this.msMain.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 0);
			this.msMain.Name = "msMain";
			this.msMain.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(487, 24);
			this.msMain.TabIndex = 1;
			this.msMain.Text = "Main";
			// 
			// fileToolStripMenuItem
			// 
			this.fileToolStripMenuItem.DropDownItems.AddRange(new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem[] {
            this.optionsToolStripMenuItem});
			this.fileToolStripMenuItem.Name = "fileToolStripMenuItem";
			this.fileToolStripMenuItem.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(35, 20);
			this.fileToolStripMenuItem.Text = "File";
			// 
			// optionsToolStripMenuItem
			// 
			this.optionsToolStripMenuItem.Name = "optionsToolStripMenuItem";
			this.optionsToolStripMenuItem.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(134, 22);
			this.optionsToolStripMenuItem.Text = "Options...";
			this.optionsToolStripMenuItem.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.optionsToolStripMenuItem_Click);
			// 
			// viewToolStripMenuItem
			// 
			this.viewToolStripMenuItem.DropDownItems.AddRange(new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem[] {
            this.miUI1,
            this.miUI2});
			this.viewToolStripMenuItem.Name = "viewToolStripMenuItem";
			this.viewToolStripMenuItem.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(41, 20);
			this.viewToolStripMenuItem.Text = "View";
			// 
			// miUI1
			// 
			this.miUI1.Name = "miUI1";
			this.miUI1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(105, 22);
			this.miUI1.Text = "UI 1";
			this.miUI1.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.miUI1_Click);
			// 
			// miUI2
			// 
			this.miUI2.Name = "miUI2";
			this.miUI2.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(105, 22);
			this.miUI2.Text = "UI 2";
			this.miUI2.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.miUI2_Click);
			// 
			// pnlI1
			// 
			this.pnlI1.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.LightGray;
			this.pnlI1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.Fixed3D;
			this.pnlI1.ContextHelpID = "pnlI1";
			this.pnlI1.Controls.Add(this.UI1RightSide1);
			this.pnlI1.Controls.Add(this.splI1);
			this.pnlI1.Controls.Add(this.lblI2Title);
			this.pnlI1.Controls.Add(this.UI1LeftSide1);
			this.pnlI1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Fill;
			this.pnlI1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 24);
			this.pnlI1.Name = "pnlI1";
			this.pnlI1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(487, 326);
			this.pnlI1.TabIndex = 2;
			// 
			// UI1RightSide1
			// 
			this.UI1RightSide1.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Ivory;
			this.UI1RightSide1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.Fixed3D;
			this.UI1RightSide1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Fill;
			this.UI1RightSide1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(129, 24);
			this.UI1RightSide1.Name = "UI1RightSide1";
			this.UI1RightSide1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(354, 298);
			this.UI1RightSide1.TabIndex = 3;
			// 
			// splI1
			// 
			this.splI1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(126, 24);
			this.splI1.Name = "splI1";
			this.splI1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(3, 298);
			this.splI1.TabIndex = 2;
			this.splI1.TabStop = false;
			// 
			// lblI2Title
			// 
			this.lblI2Title.AutoSize = true;
			this.lblI2Title.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
			this.lblI2Title.Font = new System.Drawing.Font("Microsoft Sans Serif", 14.25F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold, System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit.Point, ((byte)(0)));
			this.lblI2Title.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(126, 0);
			this.lblI2Title.Name = "lblI2Title";
			this.lblI2Title.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(113, 24);
			this.lblI2Title.TabIndex = 6;
			this.lblI2Title.Text = "This is UI 1";
			// 
			// UI1LeftSide1
			// 
			this.UI1LeftSide1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.Fixed3D;
			this.UI1LeftSide1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Left;
			this.UI1LeftSide1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 0);
			this.UI1LeftSide1.Margin = new System.Windows.Forms.Padding(5);
			this.UI1LeftSide1.Name = "UI1LeftSide1";
			this.UI1LeftSide1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(126, 322);
			this.UI1LeftSide1.TabIndex = 1;
			// 
			// pnlI2
			// 
			this.pnlI2.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.WhiteSmoke;
			this.pnlI2.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.Fixed3D;
			this.pnlI2.ContextHelpID = "pnlI2";
			this.pnlI2.Controls.Add(this.lblI1Title);
			this.pnlI2.Controls.Add(this.lblLastName);
			this.pnlI2.Controls.Add(this.txtLastName);
			this.pnlI2.Controls.Add(this.lblFirstName);
			this.pnlI2.Controls.Add(this.txtFirstName);
			this.pnlI2.Controls.Add(this.grpMisc);
			this.pnlI2.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Fill;
			this.pnlI2.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 24);
			this.pnlI2.Name = "pnlI2";
			this.pnlI2.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(487, 326);
			this.pnlI2.TabIndex = 3;
			// 
			// lblI1Title
			// 
			this.lblI1Title.AutoSize = true;
			this.lblI1Title.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
			this.lblI1Title.Font = new System.Drawing.Font("Microsoft Sans Serif", 14.25F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold, System.Drawing.GraphicsUnit.Point, ((byte)(0)));
			this.lblI1Title.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 0);
			this.lblI1Title.Name = "lblI1Title";
			this.lblI1Title.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(113, 24);
			this.lblI1Title.TabIndex = 5;
			this.lblI1Title.Text = "This is UI 2";
			// 
			// lblLastName
			// 
			this.lblLastName.AutoSize = true;
			this.lblLastName.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(230, 39);
			this.lblLastName.Name = "lblLastName";
			this.lblLastName.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(61, 13);
			this.lblLastName.TabIndex = 4;
			this.lblLastName.Text = "Last Name:";
			// 
			// txtLastName
			// 
			this.txtLastName.ContextHelpID = "txtLastName";
			this.txtLastName.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(294, 33);
			this.txtLastName.Name = "txtLastName";
			this.txtLastName.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(141, 20);
			this.txtLastName.TabIndex = 3;
			// 
			// lblFirstName
			// 
			this.lblFirstName.AutoSize = true;
			this.lblFirstName.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(13, 40);
			this.lblFirstName.Name = "lblFirstName";
			this.lblFirstName.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(60, 13);
			this.lblFirstName.TabIndex = 2;
			this.lblFirstName.Text = "First Name:";
			// 
			// txtFirstName
			// 
			this.txtFirstName.ContextHelpID = "txtFirstName";
			this.txtFirstName.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(77, 34);
			this.txtFirstName.Name = "txtFirstName";
			this.txtFirstName.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(141, 20);
			this.txtFirstName.TabIndex = 1;
			// 
			// grpMisc
			// 
			this.grpMisc.Controls.Add(this.btnDoNothingAtAll);
			this.grpMisc.Controls.Add(this.lblGender);
			this.grpMisc.Controls.Add(this.cbGender);
			this.grpMisc.Controls.Add(this.chkLikesDogs);
			this.grpMisc.Controls.Add(this.chkLikesCats);
			this.grpMisc.Controls.Add(this.lblDilemma);
			this.grpMisc.Controls.Add(this.txtDilemma);
			this.grpMisc.Controls.Add(this.lblSportsLeague);
			this.grpMisc.Controls.Add(this.txtSportsLeague);
			this.grpMisc.Controls.Add(this.lblHomeTown);
			this.grpMisc.Controls.Add(this.txtHomeTown);
			this.grpMisc.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(12, 60);
			this.grpMisc.Name = "grpMisc";
			this.grpMisc.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(535, 231);
			this.grpMisc.TabIndex = 0;
			this.grpMisc.TabStop = false;
			this.grpMisc.Text = "Miscellaneous Information";
			// 
			// btnDoNothingAtAll
			// 
			this.btnDoNothingAtAll.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(352, 84);
			this.btnDoNothingAtAll.Name = "btnDoNothingAtAll";
			this.btnDoNothingAtAll.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(163, 23);
			this.btnDoNothingAtAll.TabIndex = 13;
			this.btnDoNothingAtAll.Text = "Do Nothing at All";
			this.btnDoNothingAtAll.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
			// 
			// lblGender
			// 
			this.lblGender.AutoSize = true;
			this.lblGender.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(25, 94);
			this.lblGender.Name = "lblGender";
			this.lblGender.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(45, 13);
			this.lblGender.TabIndex = 12;
			this.lblGender.Text = "Gender:";
			// 
			// cbGender
			// 
			this.cbGender.DropDownStyle = System.Windows.Forms.ComboBoxStyle.DropDownList;
			this.cbGender.FormattingEnabled = true;
			this.cbGender.Items.AddRange(new object[] {
            "Male",
            "Female"});
			this.cbGender.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(105, 86);
			this.cbGender.Name = "cbGender";
			this.cbGender.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(141, 21);
			this.cbGender.TabIndex = 11;
			// 
			// chkLikesDogs
			// 
			this.chkLikesDogs.AutoSize = true;
			this.chkLikesDogs.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(352, 62);
			this.chkLikesDogs.Name = "chkLikesDogs";
			this.chkLikesDogs.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(79, 17);
			this.chkLikesDogs.TabIndex = 10;
			this.chkLikesDogs.Text = "Likes Dogs";
			this.chkLikesDogs.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
			// 
			// chkLikesCats
			// 
			this.chkLikesCats.AutoSize = true;
			this.chkLikesCats.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(352, 35);
			this.chkLikesCats.Name = "chkLikesCats";
			this.chkLikesCats.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(75, 17);
			this.chkLikesCats.TabIndex = 9;
			this.chkLikesCats.Text = "Likes Cats";
			this.chkLikesCats.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
			// 
			// lblDilemma
			// 
			this.lblDilemma.AutoSize = true;
			this.lblDilemma.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(25, 128);
			this.lblDilemma.Name = "lblDilemma";
			this.lblDilemma.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(128, 13);
			this.lblDilemma.TabIndex = 8;
			this.lblDilemma.Text = "Greatest Ethical Dilemma:";
			// 
			// txtDilemma
			// 
			this.txtDilemma.ContextHelpID = "txtDilemma";
			this.txtDilemma.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(153, 121);
			this.txtDilemma.Multiline = true;
			this.txtDilemma.Name = "txtDilemma";
			this.txtDilemma.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(362, 96);
			this.txtDilemma.TabIndex = 7;
			// 
			// lblSportsLeague
			// 
			this.lblSportsLeague.AutoSize = true;
			this.lblSportsLeague.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(25, 66);
			this.lblSportsLeague.Name = "lblSportsLeague";
			this.lblSportsLeague.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(79, 13);
			this.lblSportsLeague.TabIndex = 6;
			this.lblSportsLeague.Text = "Sports League:";
			// 
			// txtSportsLeague
			// 
			this.txtSportsLeague.ContextHelpID = "txtSportsLeague";
			this.txtSportsLeague.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(105, 59);
			this.txtSportsLeague.Name = "txtSportsLeague";
			this.txtSportsLeague.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(141, 20);
			this.txtSportsLeague.TabIndex = 5;
			// 
			// lblHomeTown
			// 
			this.lblHomeTown.AutoSize = true;
			this.lblHomeTown.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(25, 40);
			this.lblHomeTown.Name = "lblHomeTown";
			this.lblHomeTown.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(68, 13);
			this.lblHomeTown.TabIndex = 4;
			this.lblHomeTown.Text = "Home Town:";
			// 
			// txtHomeTown
			// 
			this.txtHomeTown.ContextHelpID = "txtHomeTown";
			this.txtHomeTown.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(105, 33);
			this.txtHomeTown.Name = "txtHomeTown";
			this.txtHomeTown.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(141, 20);
			this.txtHomeTown.TabIndex = 3;
			// 
			// FTestApplication
			// 
			this.AutoScaleDimensions = new System.Drawing.SizeF(6F, 13F);
			this.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font;
			this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(487, 350);
			this.Controls.Add(this.pnlI1);
			this.Controls.Add(this.pnlI2);
			this.Controls.Add(this.msMain);
			this.Icon = ((System.Drawing.Icon)(resources.GetObject("$this.Icon")));
			this.MainMenuStrip = this.msMain;
			this.Name = "FTestApplication";
			this.Text = "Application";
			this.msMain.ResumeLayout(false);
			this.msMain.PerformLayout();
			this.pnlI1.ResumeLayout(false);
			this.pnlI1.PerformLayout();
			this.pnlI2.ResumeLayout(false);
			this.pnlI2.PerformLayout();
			this.grpMisc.ResumeLayout(false);
			this.grpMisc.PerformLayout();
			this.ResumeLayout(false);
			this.PerformLayout();

        }

        #endregion

        private System.Windows.Forms.MenuStrip msMain;
        private System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem fileToolStripMenuItem;
        private System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem optionsToolStripMenuItem;
        private System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem viewToolStripMenuItem;
        private System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem miUI1;
        private System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem miUI2;
        private ContextHelpMadeEasy.PanelEx pnlI1;
        private UI1RightSide UI1RightSide1;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Splitter splI1;
        private UI1LeftSide UI1LeftSide1;
        private ContextHelpMadeEasy.PanelEx pnlI2;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label lblFirstName;
        private ContextHelpMadeEasy.TextBoxEx txtFirstName;
        private System.Windows.Forms.GroupBox grpMisc;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label lblLastName;
        private ContextHelpMadeEasy.TextBoxEx txtLastName;
        private System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox chkLikesDogs;
        private System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox chkLikesCats;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label lblDilemma;
        private ContextHelpMadeEasy.TextBoxEx txtDilemma;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label lblSportsLeague;
        private ContextHelpMadeEasy.TextBoxEx txtSportsLeague;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label lblHomeTown;
        private ContextHelpMadeEasy.TextBoxEx txtHomeTown;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button btnDoNothingAtAll;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label lblGender;
        private System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox cbGender;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label lblI2Title;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label lblI1Title;
    }
}

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Tom Clement
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United States United States
I've been programming in C, C++, Visual Basic and C# for almost 30 years. I've worked at Sierra Systems, ViewStar, Mosaix, Lucent, Avaya, Avinon, Apptero and now Serena in various roles over my career.

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