Help.ShowHelp Method (Control, String)


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Displays the contents of the Help file at the specified URL.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public static void ShowHelp(
	Control parent,
	string url


Type: System.Windows.Forms.Control

A Control that identifies the parent of the Help dialog box.

Type: System.String

The path and name of the Help file.

The url parameter can be of the form C:\path\sample.chm or /folder/file.htm.

The following code example demonstrates the ShowHelp method. To run this example, paste the following code into a form that contains a button named Button1.

// Open the Help file for the Character Map topic.  
private void Button1_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)

	Help.ShowHelp(TextBox1, "file://c:\\charmap.chm");


for accessing an HTML Help file through an HTTP request. Associated enumeration: NetworkAccess.Connect


for accessing an HTML Help file not served from an HTTP server. Associated enumeration: UnmanagedCode

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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