2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 26, 2010 11:37 AM by Tina Z-B

    Silverlight and RH

    Tina Z-B

      We are investigating deploying help written using RH 8 for an application written using Silverlight.  Does anyone have input on this situation?  What works and what doesn't?

        • 1. Re: Silverlight and RH
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Hi there


          Uhhh, so are you wondering what will be involved in linking to your RoboHelp from a Silverlight app? If so, I might guess that it will depend on where the Silverlight app runs. If it's server based, you probably want WebHelp, FlashHelp or even Web Based AIR Help. But if the Silverlight app runs locally, you might want CHM or installed AIRHelp. So your first step is to determine what type of help you will be supplying.


          I suppose you might also be asking how to include Silverlight content from inside a RoboHelp topic? Not sure what to advise there. At one point I heard Silverlight was proclaimed to be the big "Flash Killer". But I don't believe that ever materialized. Frankly, I'm surprised to hear someone is using it to develop applications!


          Cheers... Rick



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          • 2. Re: Silverlight and RH
            Tina Z-B Level 1

            Hi Rick -

            I now have a little more information:  the Silverlight application is going to be hosted on a server and then run on the client.  This is a full screen Silverlight application (no HTML).  So, the developer wants the help content to be contained in XML files NOT HTML files.

            I have made several attempts to get the complation results desired with no luck.  The XML Output creates an XML file that points to the content, but the content is in HTML only.

            The developer wants to control the display of the content and does not want a browser window to pop up.

            Any ideas?