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Hi Sean. You have me and at least one other contributor to these forums scratching their heads in a confused state. That's easily done in my case but perhaps you could explain a little more what you are trying to do. Is the <filename> .htm a topic that forms part of your CHM? If so, can't you just link to it from your "application wizard" - whatever that is?
If I understand what you are trying to do, it is to open a second instance of the .chm file from the .chm file itself. This would allow users to see two separate topics side by side. This could also be done with a secondary window but that generally wouldn't have a navigation pane. To open a separate instance, you can use a shortcut control, using hh.exe as the program and filename.chm::/topic.htm as the parameter.
What I am trying to do is, as John has explained alot better than I did, is show 2 HTM topics of the same CHM file at the same time.
Colum, you're right about it opening the chm via a button on the dialog itself, but it was deemed as, "maybe a little confusing". I know that it is possible to display a second topic in a second window, so I thought it must be possible to open a chm file from a button in the footer in a HTM file of the same chm file.
Not unreasonable I thought.
I have tried Johns' suggestion, but I get a BaseApp_ActiveXWrapper dialog appearing, saying "A required resource is unavailable"
Any further comments will be gratefully recevied
I haven't ever seen the error you report and can't find any reference to it. Are you able to add other shortcut controls to the footer? For example, try opening Notepad.
Thanks for your comment.
I can run a shortcut to Notepad.exe, but the message seems to appear when I reference hh.exe, or the .chm file.
Just a thought I change the topic to appear in a different window from the .chm file, hoping that the Main window would change as an indication it was working.
I don't think this would be the problem, but ???