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Posted 2 Feb 2007

Context Help Made Easy

, 2 Feb 2007
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.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace ContextHelpMadeEasy
    public partial class FormEx : Form, IContextHelp
        public FormEx()
        public virtual string ContextHelpID { get { return this.GetType().FullName; } }

        protected override void OnHelpButtonClicked(CancelEventArgs e)
            e.Cancel = true;


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About the Author

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

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