12-17-2009, 04:09 PM
There was a reference guide that I had bookmarked that no longers works. Here's the original url:
It would be helpful to setup an automatic redirect if the link changed or something telling me that it no longer exists, down for maintenance, etc.
Now I'm stuck developing without any resources guiding me internal functions that I must look up :(
12-19-2009, 11:23 AM
Sorry about the broken link. The link points to a help topic for the DevStudio 9, a version that has reached its end of life. When the end of life of a product version has been announced, we typically remove its help from HelpNet.
In any case, the best source for documentation (especially InstallScript reference information) is probably the local help that is installed with the product. It is a copy of the content that is posted to HelpNet, and you do not need an Internet connection to view it. One advantage of using the local help, instead of HelpNet, is that it is integrated with the product. Thus, if you are using the script editor pane in the InstallScript view, and you press F1 when the cursor is in an InstallScript function, for example, the help topic for that function is displayed in the local help. You can easily copy/paste from the help into the script editor pane as needed.
The local help also has a Favorites tab; you can use this tab to bookmark frequently viewed help topics.
To "convert" your Internet browser's HelpNet bookmark into a bookmark in the local help, consider doing the following:
Determine the HelpNet URL. For example, it might be something like http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/SomeSubfolders/ProductNameVersionhelplib/FileName.htm or http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/SomeSubfolders/ProductNameVersionlangref/FileName.htm.
(Most of the InstallShield help is split up into one of two help systems: ...HelpLib or ...LangRef. These correspond with the two main .chm files in the locally installed help, HelpLib.chm and LangRef.chm.)
Open the local InstallShield help.
Right-click the title bar of the local help, and then click Jump to URL. The Jump to URL dialog box opens.
In the Jump to This URL box, enter the name of the .chm file and help topic file name, using the following format: CHMName.chm::/TopicName.htm. For example:
The corresponding help topic opens.
Click the Favorites tab, and then click the Add button on this tab.
The help topic is added to the Favorites tab. Anytime you want to jump back to this help topic, double-click its link on the Favorites tab.
The HelpNet link that you referenced is for the first help topic in the LangRef.chm file. Thus, the path you'd want to visit and then bookmark is:
I hope that helps.
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