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Getting Started with Help Content and Integration 

HelpStudio Lite is the tool in the Visual Studio SDK that you use to author, integrate, and deploy Help content. HelpStudio Lite replaces Help Workshop, which was included in Visual Studio .NET 2002 and Visual Studio .NET 2003.

Most of the documentation that you need in order to write Help content and integrate it into the Visual Studio Help collection is in the HelpStudio Lite Help system. You find this documentation on the Help menu of the HelpStudio Lite development environment. For supplemental documentation, use the Help Authoring and Integration Guide section of the Visual Studio SDK documentation. This supplemental documentation explains how to interact with new features of Visual Studio Help, such as "How Do I" pages and how to use either Help Integration Wizard or Help merge modules and Microsoft Windows installer to deploy, register and integrate your Help content.

In This Section

How to: Start HelpStudio Lite

Describes how to start the HelpStudio Lite development environment.

How to: Deploy and Integrate Your Help Collection

Discusses the different options and features available for deploying and integrating your Help collection.

What's New in Help and Help Integration

Introduces HelpStudio Lite, a new tool for authoring, building, and integrating Help content, and provides information about new features in Visual Studio Help that enhance the discoverability of integrated Help content.

Related Sections

Help Authoring

Provides information about how to use HelpStudio Lite to author Help content.