How to: Configure Help to Use Online Content

Describes how to configure the Visual Studio Help system to use online Help content if such content is available.

To configure Visual Studio Help to use online content

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

    The Options dialog box appears.

  2. In the tree view control in the left pane of the Options dialog box, click the Help node beneath the Environment node.

    You may need to check the Show all settings checkbox to make the Help node visible.

  3. Click the Online node beneath the Help node.

    You may need to click the plus sign next to the Help node to make the Online node visible.

  4. In the set of options labeled When loading Help content, select Try online first, then local.
  5. Click OK.