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    I know many of us probably lament Microsoft's removal of the ability to view this type of help file so we could have an offline resource for API Documentation.

    There are of course ways to launch a .HLP file in later versions of windows - but I also came across this option:

    One of the PB Community - Laurence Jackson - has done the work to convert the .HLP file to .CHM format.

    http://www.laurencejackson.com/win32/

    There is a file called 'Windows SDK.PBKeys' in your \PBWIN##\BIN and/or \PBCC##\BIN subfolders. If you modify line 2 ('HelpFile=') to point to the downloaded CHM file - you will have a new option appear in your IDE under the help menu that will load this CHM file, and F1 should point to API Calls, etc, from the IDE. Unfortunately the WIN10, and CC6 IDE currently point most Windows API Equates that are built in to the "Built In Equates" PB Help Topic, but at some point I can change this if needed to attempt to load the Win32 help file first if there.
    Adam Drake
    Drake Software

  • #2
    Last announced here in 2015. Quite a bit of subsequent discussion:

    https://forum.powerbasic.com/forum/u...1756-win32-chm

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    • #3
      Here is another choice. Kep using WIN32.HLP on Win10.

      http://masm32.com/board/index.php?topic=5201.0

      Done by JimG.
      hutch at movsd dot com
      The MASM Forum

      www.masm32.com

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      • #4
        From the page linked in post 1 -
        Win32.chm by Laurence Jackson
        Download: http://www.laurencejackson.com/win32 '<<== links to self, not to file to be downloaded
        Size: 10.9 MB (2nd issue)
        Date: 03 Jan 2016 (2nd issue)

        Or do I need to replace my glasses?
        Dale

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        • #5
          Here is the download link: http://www.laurencejackson.com/win32/Win32.chm

          It is linked in a graphic in the upper left of that page.
          Adam Drake
          Drake Software

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dale Yarker View Post
            From the page linked in post 1 -
            Win32.chm by Laurence Jackson
            Download: http://www.laurencejackson.com/win32 '<<== links to self, not to file to be downloaded
            Size: 10.9 MB (2nd issue)
            Date: 03 Jan 2016 (2nd issue)

            Or do I need to replace my glasses?
            That URL is incorrect for the actual download, it is a link to itself i.e. the download page, just as the other links to earlier versions are. (presumably so that that page can print printed/saved, posted elsewhere.

            The actual download link is not so obvious.

            Click image for larger version  Name:	chmlIINK.jpg Views:	0 Size:	27.3 KB ID:	795686

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            • #7
              Never mind, took too long to prepare my post and Adam and Stuart got it done.
              Rod
              I want not 'not', not Knot, not Knott, not Nott, not knot, not naught, not nought, but aught.

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              • #8
                The link I posted allows you to directly use WIN32.HLP, I have the CHM conversion but its slow to use after you are familiar with the old help file.
                hutch at movsd dot com
                The MASM Forum

                www.masm32.com

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                • #9
                  Thank you!

                  I'll just get the glasses cleaned. I thought that arrow-in-cirlce was pointing to text below it which aren't links.
                  Dale

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                  • #10
                    I simply saved a copy of win32.hlp from old system in a separate folder in my PB folder and have pointed my old editor to it. Works fine i Win10 too, but with so many new messages and structures, etc. I find that I Google more these days. Often saves a lot of time when one find that tons of code can be replaced with a single new, update message.

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