One of the primary functions of help files is to provide online help for the Windows applications that you distribute to your customers. Most applications are designed in a way that the customer can access help directly from the application, for example via a help menu or via a help button in a dialog.

This section provides examples for application programmers on how to integrate Microsoft HTML Help files with your application. It demonstrates how to programmatically open a help file and display the table of contents, index, or search tab, and how to display a specific topic page based on topic filenames, context IDs, keywords, and associative links.

Examples are available for the following programming languages:

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