Tracking help issues in the IDE.

Abstract: Tracking help issues in the IDE.

  • Product Name: BDS
  • Product Version: 2006
  • Product Component: IDE
  • Platform/OS Version: all
  • Author: Roy Nelson

How to Track Help issues in the IDE

Using Regedit, and open this registry key �HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Borland\BDS\4.0\Help� OR �HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Borland\<or what you used for �r commandline otion>\4.0\Help�. Now add DWORD value and set it to 1, as follows: "HtmlHelp2Trace"=dword:00000001

Then when using something that can capture OutputDebugStrings like �debugview� (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Miscellaneous/DebugView.mspx) from sysinternals (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx)

You will then see output as follows:

00000000������� 0.00000000���� [1212] HELP2: THTMLHelp2Viewer.GetNameSpace Result = borland.bds4

00000001������� 0.00005399���� [1212] HELP2: CanShowContextEx AContextID = 1360 ANameSpace = borland.bds4 AProduct = bds4 AIndex = 1��

00000002������� 0.40343288���� [1212] HELP2: CanShowALinkEx ALink = bds4:1360 ANameSpace = borland.bds4 AIndex = 1 Result = 1

00000003������� 0.40366775���� [1212] HELP2: THTMLHelp2Viewer.DisplayHelpByContext AContextID = 1360 AFileName =

00000004������� 0.40371403���� [1212] HELP2: THTMLHelp2Viewer.GetNameSpace Result = borland.bds4