I have been developing web help for a long time and have
never used map IDs. I usually send the developer a table mapping
the application pages with the appropriate htm topic. I am now
creating map IDs for a .chm file for the first time. The developer
is using C# for the app. I'm not sure how all this will work, so I
thought I would solicit some advice on the front end. Is there
anything special I need to know or need to tell the developer to
get context-sensitive help to work. I just can't picture how it
will work when I only supply one file to the developer.
There's a topic on my site about calling webhelp and much of
it applies to a chm file as well. You create the map ids in the
same way. The topic also has a link to John Daigle's excellent
topic on the subject.
Once you have created the map ids you can test them using the
CSH test tool on the Tools tab. How is described in RoboHelp's own
Once you have created the map ids you simply hand over the
CHM and the mapping file to the developer.