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ShowHelp Method (ISldWorks)

Displays the specified Help topic.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Sub ShowHelp( _
   ByVal HelpFile As System.String, _
   ByVal HelpTopic As System.Integer _
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISldWorks
Dim HelpFile As System.String
Dim HelpTopic As System.Integer
instance.ShowHelp(HelpFile, HelpTopic)
void ShowHelp( 
   System.string HelpFile,
   System.int HelpTopic
void ShowHelp( 
&   System.String^ HelpFile,
&   System.int HelpTopic


Name of the Help file that contains the Help topic

ID of Help topic to display


STDMETHODIMP CFuncFeatApp::appCallbackFunction(int cmd,int data,LPDISPATCH dsp, BOOL *retval)


            switch (cmd)


            case     swAppIsNewCmd:

                        *retval = VARIANT_True; //Set to True if data is new


            case     swAppWhatsNewDescription:

                            m_iSldWorks->ShowHelp(_T("name_of_your_Help_system.chm"), cmd);


            case     swAppHelpContext:



            return S_OK;




You can use this method with ISldWorks::AddCallback to implement Interactive What's New for your add-in.

See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2006 FCS, Revision Number 14.0

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