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helpcontext attribute

The [helpcontext] attribute specifies a context identifier that lets the user view information about this element in the Help file.


[
    uuid(uuid-number), 
    helpcontext(helpcontext-value)
    [, attribute-list]
] 
element element-name
{
    definitions
}

Parameters

uuid-number

Specifies a universally unique identification number for the library, [importlib], interface, dispinterface, module, typedef, methods, [property], or coclass.

helpcontext-value

A unique integer that identifies the help text associated with the current MIDL element.

attribute-list

Specifies a list of one or more attributes that apply to the MIDL element as a whole.

element

One of the following directives: library, [importlib], interface, dispinterface, module, typedef, method, property, or coclass.

element-name

The name that other software components can use to delineate the current element.

definitions

Specifies statements that make up the element definition.

Remarks

The [helpcontext] attribute can be applied to the following elements: library, [importlib], interface, dispinterface, module, typedef, method, property, or coclass.

The helpcontext-value is a 32-bit context identifier within the Help file that can be retrieved with the GetDocumentation functions in the ITypeLib and ITypeInfo interfaces.

Examples

[
    uuid(1e196b20-1f3c-1069-996b-00dd010fe676),
    helpcontext(7035943),
    helpstring("Hello Class"),
    appobject
] 
coclass Hello
{
    [default, helpcontext(3914972)] interface IHello : IUnknown;
    interface IDispatch;
}

See also

coclass
dispinterface
Generating a Type Library With MIDL
importlib
interface
library
module
ODL File Syntax
ODL File Example
typedef

 

 

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