Integrate API Ref into VS

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  1. Jan
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    Jan 2013

    Posted 08 Jul 2013 Link to this post

    Hi there,

    how do I integrate the documentation into VisualStudio 2012? I would like to be able to view the documentation offline and get quick access via the F1 key to the overview and espially to the API documenation.

    E.g. I found the property Items of the RadTreeListView and would like to know more about it, e.g. the type.

    Or by hitting F1 on RadTreeListView in the editor I'd like to see all properties, methods, events, ... of this control.

    Actually, I even have a hard time finding it in the online help.


  2. Jan
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    Jan 2013

    Posted 09 Jul 2013 Link to this post

    Ok, after some trial and error and google here's how far I've come:

    1. Download MS Help 3 file from and unpack it.
    2. In VS go to HELP - Add and Remove Help Content
    3. Add installation source from Disk. Navigate to the HelpContentSetup.msha
    4. Then click on the "Add" link in the colum Action and then click on the Update Button.
    5. In VS set HELP - Set Help Preference - Launch in Help Viewer
    6. Telerik Help is integrated. So far so good, but ...

    When I set the cursor on a RadButton and hit F1, the Help Viewer shows the expected overview page for the RadButton Class. When clickling on members the VS Help Viewer can't find the page.

    Cannont find requested topic on your computer

    Also, occasionally a window pops up and informs me about a Script Error (Access denied).

    So, any clues anyone? Or how do you use the help?


  3. Answer
    Rosen Vladimirov
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    Posted 09 Jul 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Jan,

    Your steps are correct. Currently there is a problem with our Help 3 files which are shown inside Visual Studio's Help Viewer. We are doing our best to fix this problem as soon as possible.

    We really sorry for the caused inconvenience. As a workaround you may use our CHM file, which can be downloaded from here.

    Rosen Vladimirov
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