ActivateHelpCollection method
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SPSiteExtension.ActivateHelpCollection method

Activates a Help collection within the specified site.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint.Help
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)

public static void ActivateHelpCollection(
	this SPSite site,
	string helpCollectionProduct


Type: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite

The site in which to modify Help settings.

Type: System.String

The Product field that the Help collection applies to; for example, WSSEndUser.

Usage note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type SPSite. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see or


helpCollectionProduct is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or empty.

Each site maintains a list of active Help collections and this determines the Help content available to site visitors. Activating a Help collection adds it to this list. Each Help collection stored in the Help library is required to have a value in its Product field which describes the scope of content in that collection. For example, the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Help collection for end users has a value of WSSEndUser for its Product field. The helpCollectionProduct parameter should give the value of the Product field of the Help collection to be activated.

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