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Online, Help, Options Dialog Box 

This topic has been updated for Visual Studio 2005 SP1.

Use this page of the Options dialog box to specify what Help sources you intend to use for Help searches and F1. You can access this dialog box by clicking Options on the Tools menu. In the Options dialog box, navigate to the Help folder, and then to Online.

NoteNote

Clicking OK in the Options dialog box saves settings made on all pages. Clicking Cancel cancels all change requests made on any page.

When loading Help content

These options apply to full-text search and F1 Help.

Try online first, then local

Displays content from MSDN Online, if available. If no Help is found on MSDN Online, locally installed Help content is then displayed.

Try local first, then online

Displays content from sources installed on your computer. If no Help is found locally, MSDN Online content is then displayed.

Try local only, not online

Displays content from sources installed on your computer only. If no Help is found, an error topic appears.

Codezone Community

The following table has been updated for Visual Studio 2005 SP1.

Providers

List the possible Codezone Community Web sites that can be included in Help searches.

Provider details

Displays a brief description for each provider selected in the Codezone Community list.

Download Provider List

Click to download a list of Codezone community providers. You must have an active Internet connection to download providers.

NoteNote

This option appears only if you have never been connected to the Internet when Visual Studio is being used. For more information, see Help Sources: Local Help and Online Help.

Search these providers

These options affect full-text searches. By selecting or clearing a provider, you are adding or removing the provider from the search results list. The order in which providers are listed in Search these providers determines the order in which the search results for the provider are displayed on the Search page in Help.

NoteNote

Additional search providers might appear in the list if you have installed custom Help files.

Local Help

Help content installed on the local computer.

MSDN Online

MSDN Online content on the Web.

Codezone Community

Content from partner Web sites selected in the Codezone Community option.

Questions

Content from online discussion groups, forums, and so on.

Read the privacy statement

Displays the Microsoft privacy policy for online use.

See Also

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