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Windows 7: Regarding file "winhelp.dll"

25 Jan 2011   #1
Mannu29

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Regarding file "winhelp.dll"

I am an software engineer, and working with some programming stuff in Windows 7 home premium 64 bit OS. My stuff involves some HTML framework, which internally requires "winhelp.dll" file, this work fine in windows 2000 and other versions including windows mobiles. This file is not included in normal windows setup, i guess it is excluded from windows vista and windows 7. Like ".hlp" files normally doesnt work in this OS versions.

Any clues or threads on this topic which can help me, or anyone who came across this issue and resolved.

Any kind of help is appreciated.



Thanks in advance
Mannu


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25 Jan 2011   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

From MS
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Starting with the release of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, third-party software developers are no longer authorized to redistribute WinHlp32.exe with their programs.

The WinHlp32.exe technology will not be supported in its current form in future Windows releases. Therefore, we strongly recommend that software developers do not use this Windows Help program any longer in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2. Software developers who ship programs that rely on .hlp files are encouraged to transition their Help system to an alternative Help file format, such as .chm, .html, or .xml. They will also have to change their calls from the WinHelp API to the new content source. Several third-party tools are available to help software developers convert Help content from one format to the other format.

Note Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 do still support WinHelp.exe for 16-bit .hlp files. The WinHelp.exe program is a version of Windows Help for 16-bit .hlp files. The WinHelp.exe program is still included in Windows Vista and in Windows 7.
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25 Jan 2011   #3
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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