Download Help Generator for Visual Studio

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Download Help Generator for Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017

Notes
If you get the message 'non 7-zip archive' when starting the setup, please try the msi version: helpgeneratorvsnetsetup.zip
If you have older versions of Visual Studio use Help Generator for Visual Studio 2005, 2008
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Brief Description

Help and documentation for Visual Studio. The fastest way to add help and documentation to your Visual Studio Windows applications.

Quick Details

Instructions for use

To Start the Help Generator Add-In:

  1. Open Visual Studio
  2. Open the project you want to add help and documentation to
  3. On the menu: Tools > Help Generator

To Start the Help Editor

  1. Windows 10:  Type Help Editor in the Windows 10 search box and press enter.
  2. Windows 8:  Start the Help Editor from the Windows Start Screen.
  3. Windows 7:  Start > All Programs > Help Generator > Help Editor.

To Start the Help Capture:

Note: you can also start Help Capture from the Help Editor from ribbon > Insert > Capture

  1. Start > All Programs > Help Generator > Help Capture.
    a camera icon appears in the tray (bottom right of your computer screen)
  2.  The first time, the camera icon will be hidden. To fix this,
    a. In the tray, Right-click Notification Chevron ('Show hidden icons') and select Customize Notification Icons
    b. Change Help Capture icon to 'Show icon and notifications'
    3. Click on the camera icon menu to start a capture - or use hotkeys

Unblock Help file

If the help file does not show this is caused by Windows security. To solve this:

  1. Locate the Help file in the folder where you installed
  2. Right-click on it and select Properties
  3. Click Unblock
    From now on the Help file will be ok.

 

features that make help generator such a productive help authoring tool System Requirements
Windows XP SP3; VISTA; Windows 7; Windows 8; Windows 10
Visual Studio 2005 - 2015  
features that make help generator such a productive help authoring tool Important Notes
To be able to compile the help project to a CHM file pile the help project to a CHM file MS HTML Help Workshop has to be installed. Free download from Microsoft