Go to Tools - VSdocman menu or press VSdocman button on standard toolbar. VSdocman dialog appears, select Project Properties pane. Set Output - Context Help page.

If this option is checked, IntelliSense and Object Browser quick info will be generated also by VSdocman (F1 help is always generated).

This type of context-sensitive help works with ANY output format, including Docx, HTML, XML and others.

VSdocman generates special XML file called PROJECT_NAME.xml in your project folder (not output folder). You must place it manually in the folder where the resulting DLL file is placed and restart Visual Studio.

Checking this option is only necessary if the same feature built in Visual Studio is not sufficient. For example, you want to exclude private members or generate the file for a web site. To do it directly in Visual Studio:

For a Visual Basic project, on the Project menu, click Properties and then Compile tab. On the Compile page, select Generate XML documentation file.

For a C# project, on the Project menu, click Properties and then Build tab. On the Build page, select XML documentation file.

How Context Help Works


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