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HelpProvider.SetHelpNavigator Method

Specifies the Help command to use when retrieving Help from the Help file for the specified control.

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

public virtual void SetHelpNavigator(
	Control ctl,
	HelpNavigator navigator


Type: System.Windows.Forms.Control

A Control for which to set the Help keyword.

Type: System.Windows.Forms.HelpNavigator

One of the HelpNavigator values.


The value of navigator is not one of the HelpNavigator values.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the SetHelpNavigator method.

To run this example, place it in a form containing a HelpProvider named HelpProvider1 and a TextBox named TextBox1. The example requires the existence of a Help file named input.chm in the C:\Windows directory.

	//Declare the HelpProvider. 
	internal System.Windows.Forms.HelpProvider HelpProvider1;

	private void InitializeHelpProvider()
		// Construct the HelpProvider Object. 
		this.HelpProvider1 = new System.Windows.Forms.HelpProvider();

		// Set the HelpNamespace property to the Help file for  
		// HelpProvider1. 
		this.HelpProvider1.HelpNamespace = "c:\\windows\\input.chm";

		// Specify that the Help provider should open to the table 
		// of contents of the Help file. 

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0