You can provide help for Forms and Controls in a Windows Forms Applications in different ways. You can show a pop-up help, open a CHM file or a URL. You can show context-sensitive help for Forms, Controls and dialogs.
You can setup a
HelpProvider component to provide context sensitive help for component. This way when the user press F1 key or Help button of form, you can automatically:
You can use
Help class in code, to provide these kinds of help:
You can handle
HelpRequested event of
Control objects or
Form to perform custom actions when the user press F1 or click on Help button of form.
You can setup the
Form to show Help button on title-bar. This way, if the user click on Help button, the cursor will change to a
? cursor and after click on any point, any context-sensitive help associated with the control using
HelpProvider will be show.
You can provide help for
ColorDialog using Help button of the components.
You can use
ToolTip component to display some help text when the user points at controls. A
ToolTip can be associated with any control.
Help class You can show compiled Help files (.chm) or HTML files in the HTML Help format. Compiled Help files provide a table of contents, an index, search capability, and keyword links in pages. Shortcuts work only in compiled Help files.
You can generate HTML Help 1.x files by using HTML Help Workshop. For more information about HTML Help, see "HTML Help Workshop" and other HTML Help topics at Microsoft HTML Help.