Visual Basic Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

WhatsThisHelpID Property

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Returns or sets an associated context number for an object. Use to provide context-sensitive Help for your application using the What's This pop-up in Help for 32-bit Windows operating systems.


object.WhatsThisHelpID [= number]

The WhatsThisHelpID property syntax has these parts:

Part Description
object An object expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list.
number A numeric expression specifying a Help context number, as described in Settings.


The settings for number are:

Setting Description
0 (Default) No context number specified.
>0 An integer specifying the valid context number for the What's This topic associated with the object.


Thirty-twobit Windows operating systems use the What's This button in the upper-right corner of the window to start Windows Help and load a topic identified by the WhatsThisHelpID property.