3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 18, 2008 10:19 AM by Captiv8r

    .NET help and RH X5 (not Pro)

    maniac9999 Level 1
      Hey Everyone,

      I just found out that they're upgrading one of our web apps to .NET. We currently use WebHelp (built using RoboHelp HTML) to support this app.

      Do I need to do anything to make the help ".NET compatible"? We have RoboHelp Office X5 running on Windows XP. I thought I read somewhere that I need the "Pro" version of RH to make this work properly. In that case, I guess I would need to bite the bullet and upgrade to RH 7.

      Thanks,
      Jim
        • 1. Re: .NET help and RH X5 (not Pro)
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi Jim

          As long as your developers aren't using the .NET API to make the calls, you shouldn't need anything special. If you need to provide Context Sensitive Help, it's easily accomplished using a standard URL call.

          Click here for more

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. Re: .NET help and RH X5 (not Pro)
            maniac9999 Level 1
            Thanks Rick!

            If the developers ARE using API calls, what do I need to do? (I don't know yet if they are, but I'll certainly find out)

            Jim
            • 3. Re: .NET help and RH X5 (not Pro)
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Hi Jim

              Well, I suppose if that turns out to be the case, there's good news and bad news.

              First the bad news. (That way the good news is that much better!) The bad news is that you probably will be hard pressed to find someone selling the RoboHelp for DotNet. I believe this is required if that's the approach they are taking.

              Now for the good news. Fellow Adobe Community Expert and Certified RoboHelp Instructor John Daigle recently posted here that what eHelp (the former owners of RoboHelp) used to charge for, Adobe is now (are you sitting down?) providing totally within the application at no additional charge! So the DotNet API is now just a part of RoboHelp. So this would provide additional incentive to spring for the upgrade to either the Technical Communication Suite (TCS) or just RoboHelp 7.

              Cheers... Rick