Help Viewer Power Tool

Summary

The Help Viewer Power Tool was released after Visual Studio 2010 to address the need for keyword index functionality. Within the Visual Studio 2010 SP1 release was a local Help viewer that contains a keyword index feature. Since SP1 contains a supported local Help viewer with keyword index, the Help Viewer Power Tool will be removed from the Gallery as of 10 March 2011. The Help Viewer Power Tool is an unsupported application. If you have installed the Help Viewer Power Tool, our guidance is to remove the Help Viewer Power Tool and install Visual Studio SP1, which will deliver the supported local Help viewer with keyword index.

Installing SP1 will remove the Help Viewer Power Tool.  If you modified your manifest to support localization per the readme in the Power Tool, then you will need to revert those changes to the manifest. There are two alternate ways to address this issue:


Edit Query Manifest without removing the Power Tool, then install Visual Studio 2010 SP1.
  1. Revert the query manifest change made at time of Power Tool install by opening QueryManifest.<version>.xml from \ProgramData\Microsoft\HelpLibrary\manifest\
    Change all <brandingPackageFileName>dev10pt.mshc</brandingPackageFileName> entries to
    <brandingPackageFileName>dev10.mshc</brandingPackageFileName>
  2. Save query manifest
  3. Install SP1 (the Power Tool will remain in ARP but be ignored by SP1)

Uninstall Power Tool, then install Visual Studio 2010 SP1:

  1. Open QueryManifest.<version>.xml from \ProgramData\Microsoft\HelpLibrary\manifest\
  2. Revert the locale tags in Query Manifest to ENU by changing all locale specific catalog entries, example "ja-jp" <catalog productId="VS" productVersion="100" productLocale="JA-JP" productDisplayName="" sourceType="index">
    to "en-us"
    <catalog productId="VS" productVersion="100" productLocale="EN-US" productDisplayName="" sourceType="index">
  3. Save reverted file.
  4. Uninstall (remove in Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features) Power Tool
  5. Update the locale tags in Query Manifest, replacing the locale designator just changed in step 1 – back from en-us to the original locale designator.
  6. Revert the query manifest change to branding package file name:

    Change all <brandingPackageFileName>dev10pt.mshc</brandingPackageFileName> entries to
    <brandingPackageFileName>dev10.mshc</brandingPackageFileName>
  7. Save query manifest
  8. Install SP1

More Information

The use or uninstallation of this Power Tool is not supported by Microsoft CS&S. If you have any questions or problems with the Power Tool, you can go to the Developer Documentation and Help System forum at: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/devdocs/threads.
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Raksta ID: 2518841. Pēdējo reizi pārskatīts: 2011. gada 7. marts. Pārskatījums: 1

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