SPSiteExtension.DeactivateHelpCollection method

Deactivates a Help collection within the specified site.

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

public static void DeactivateHelpCollection(
	this SPSite site,
	string helpCollectionProduct


Type: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite

The site in which to modify Help settings.

Type: System.String

The Product field to which the Help collection applies; 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 https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb384936.aspx or https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb383977.aspx.


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 shown to site visitors. Deactivating a Help collection removes it from 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 deactivated.