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WhatsThisHelp Property

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Returns a Boolean value that determines whether context-sensitive Help uses the pop-up window provided by Windows 95 Help or the main Help window. Read-only atrun time. This property does not apply to the Macintosh. Remarks The settings for the WhatsThisHelp property are:

SettingDescription
TrueThe application uses one of the What's This access techniques to start Windows Help and load a topic identified by the WhatsThisHelpID property.
False(Default) The application uses the F1 key to start Windows Help and load the topic identified by the HelpContextID property.

Remarks There are two access techniques for providing What's This Help in an application. The WhatsThisHelp property must be set to True for any of these techniques to work.

  • Providing a What's This button on the title bar of the UserForm using the WhatsThisButton property. The mouse pointer changes to the What's This state (arrow with question mark). The topic displayed is identified by the WhatsThisHelpID property of the control clicked by the user.

  • Invoking the WhatsThisMode method of a UserForm. This produces the same behavior as clicking the What's This button without using a button. For example, you can invoke this method from a command on a menu in the menu bar of the application.

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