WebWorks Help SDK (API) for 4.x and 5.x

Description

This WebWorks Help SDK download zip file is required if you intend to integrate WebWorks Help with your installed applications and fully take advantage of the context-sensitive help api it provides.

Includes complete set of C/C++/COM/.Net code and example projects for including WebWorks Help support in your Windows, Macintosh, or Unix installed applications.

Also includes javascript code and example projects for creating help for web applications.

Release 4.0.9

Check 64-bit Registry entries first, then 32-bit. Check for 'ProgId' as well as 'Progid'.

wwhapi-v4.0.9.zip

C# implementation

wwhapi-v4.0.9.csharp.zip

Release 4.0.8

Synced Vista related changes made for 2008.2 release. Updated examples to compile and run correctly right out of the extracted .zip.

wwhapi-v4.0.8.zip

C# implementation

wwhapi-v4.0.8.csharp.zip

Release 4.0.7.1

Contains only documentation changes for organizing the information for use by either web or "installed application" developers. Also includes additional sample ePublisher projects.

wwhapi-v4.0.7.1.zip

Release 4.0.7

    window.name = "WWHFrame";

  Files/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/reset.htm
  Files/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/switch.htm
  Files/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm
  Files/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm

wwhapi4.v4.0.7.zip

Release 4.0.6

Major features of this release:

wwhapi4.v4.0.6.zip

Notes

As for additional information, it isn't so much that IE7 drops the query string as it no longer reposts it to a server.

So, consider this case:

  http://www.webworks.com/show.aspx?message=cool

If you enter that on a website, IE posts:

  http://www.webworks.com/show.aspx?message=cool

If a security dialog pops up, then here's where things differ:

Because you wouldn't want the server to perform an action twice, now would you.

This is great for servers, but lousy for file systems:

  file:///C:/index.html?context=help&topic=me

If you enter that on a website, IE posts:

  file:///C:/index.html?context=help&topic=me

If a security dialog pops up, then here's where things differ:

Not so great for context sensitive help.

Force Internet Explorer on Windows

The API makes a call to WWHelp_Platform_SetDefaultBrowserInfo() to determine the which browser to use when displaying help topics. This call is platform specific and lives in one of three files:

To force Internet Explorer on the Windows platform, search src/wwhwin.c for:

This line occurs twice. Change the ".htm" string to "iexplore.exe" as in:

Recompile and all help topics should now display with Internet Explorer.

DevCenter/Projects/WebWorksHelp/WebWorksHelpSDK (last edited 2016-10-28 21:42:49 by BenAllums)