Download Help Generator for Visual Studio

30 days Free Trial, code signed

Download Help Generator for Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015

Notes
If you get the message 'non 7-zip archive' when starting the setup, please try the msi version: helpgeneratorvsnetsetup.zip
If you have older versions of Visual Studio use Help Generator for Visual Studio 2005, 2008
.

Brief Description

Help and documentation for Visual Studio 2005 - 2015. The fastest way to add help and documentation to your Visual Studio Windows applications.

Quick Details

Instructions for use

To Start the Help Generator Add-In:

  1. Open Visual Studio
  2. Open the project you want to add help and documentation to
  3. On the menu: Tools > Help Generator

To Start the Help Editor

  1. Windows 10:  Type Help Editor in the Windows 10 search box and press enter.
  2. Windows 8:  Start the Help Editor from the Windows Start Screen.
  3. Windows 7:  Start > All Programs > Help Generator > Help Editor.

To Start the Help Capture:

Note: you can also start Help Capture from the Help Editor from ribbon > Insert > Capture

  1. Start > All Programs > Help Generator > Help Capture.
    a camera icon appears in the tray (bottom right of your computer screen)
  2.  The first time, the camera icon will be hidden. To fix this,
    a. In the tray, Right-click Notification Chevron ('Show hidden icons') and select Customize Notification Icons
    b. Change Help Capture icon to 'Show icon and notifications'
    3. Click on the camera icon menu to start a capture - or use hotkeys

Unblock Help file

If the help file does not show this is caused by Windows security. To solve this:

  1. Locate the Help file in the folder where you installed
  2. Right-click on it and select Properties
  3. Click Unblock
    From now on the Help file will be ok.

 

features that make help generator such a productive help authoring tool System Requirements
Windows XP SP3; VISTA; Windows 7; Windows 8; Windows 10
Visual Studio 2005 - 2015  
features that make help generator such a productive help authoring tool Important Notes
To be able to compile the help project to a CHM file pile the help project to a CHM file MS HTML Help Workshop has to be installed. Free download from Microsoft