Help Files (WinHelp)

 

For the latest documentation on Visual Studio 2017 RC, see Visual Studio 2017 RC Documentation.

The following files are created when you add the WinHelp type of Help support to your application by selecting the Context-sensitive help check box and then selecting WinHelp format in the Advanced Features page of the MFC Application Wizard.

File nameDirectory locationSolution Explorer locationDescription
Projname.hpjProjname\hlpSource FilesThe Help project file used by the Help compiler to create your program or control's Help file.
Projname.rtfProjname\hlpHelp FilesContains template topics that you can edit and information on customizing your .hpj file.
Projname.cntProjname\hlpHelp FilesProvides the structure for the Contents window in Windows Help.
Makehelp.batProjnameSource FilesUsed by the system to build the Help project when the project is compiled.
Print.rtfProjname\hlpHelp FilesCreated if your project includes printing support (the default). Describes the printing commands and dialog boxes.
*.bmpProjname\hlpResource FilesContain images for the different generated help file topics.

You can add WinHelp support to an MFC ActiveX Control project by selecting Generate help files in the Application Settings tab of the MFC ActiveX Control Wizard. The following files are added to your project when you add Help support to an MFC ActiveX control:

File nameDirectory locationSolution Explorer locationDescription
Projname.hpjProjname\hlpSource filesThe project file used by the Help compiler to create your program or control's Help file.
Projname.rtfProjname\hlpProjectContains template topics that you can edit and information on customizing your .hpj file.
Makehelp.batProjnameSource FilesUsed by the system to build the Help project when the project is compiled.
Bullet.bmpProjnameResource FilesUsed by standard Help file topics to represent bulleted lists.

File Types Created for Visual C++ Projects

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