Net Examples Help: Cannot find

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Net Examples Help: Cannot find

Post by MrCreosote » Wed 21. Jul 2010, 18:46

I open the .chm file in Firefox and it seems to imply that the content is located at some site which is no longer available.

Is this true? If Yes, where can I get the Help for the Advanced Example?

If No, how do I get the Help?

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Tom

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Re: Net Examples Help: Cannot find

Post by Admin » Wed 21. Jul 2010, 19:55

Hi,

I'm not quite sure if I get this one right:

I Assume you can download the file 'MemBrainExamples' from the MemBrain homepage, right?

You unzip this file and there you can see the file 'Examples.chm', right?

You double-click on that file and it should open in Microsoft HTML Help Viewer automatically.
I'm not quite sure what you mean with 'open the chm file in Firefox', what is Firefox supposed to do with this?

Sorry if I'm getting something wrong here...

Regards,
Thomas
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Re: Net Examples Help: Cannot find

Post by MrCreosote » Wed 21. Jul 2010, 20:55

When I open the Examples.chm file in the Firefox Browser (also same result in Internet Explorer Browser), I get the Folder tree on the LHS and when I look into any folder, the RHS shows:

This program cannot display the webpage

Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet.
The website is encountering problems.
There might be a typing error in the address.

What you can try:
Check your Internet connection. Try visiting another website to make sure you are connected.

Retype the address.

Go back to the previous page.

More information



To me this sounds like the Examples.chm file is trying to display contents which resides on the web - or as least did so.

What am I missing?

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Tom

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Re: Net Examples Help: Cannot find

Post by Admin » Wed 21. Jul 2010, 21:30

Hi Tom,

I still don't get the point:

Why are you trying to open it with Firefox? It is not a Firefox compatible file, it must be opened by Microsoft's help viewer application.

Have you tried to just double-click on the chm file in Windows Explorer? What happens then?
Windows should automatically select the correct app for it.

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Thomas
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Re: Net Examples Help: Cannot find

Post by MrCreosote » Thu 22. Jul 2010, 18:09

Hi Thomas,

I tried again, both double clicking on Examples.chm from Explorer and also through Internet Explorer > Open File and got the same result.

However, the very first page that comes up in the Help window is:

Navigation to the webpage was canceled

What you can try:
Retype the address.


All other page contents are the previous blue text I copy and pasted in my previous reply.

I looked at Examples.chm and it is in binary but it contains a lot of information - a lot more than what appears to come up in the Help file reader.

I am wondering if Examples.chm attempts to connect to a web site for some administrative reason and when it cannot find the page or the anticipated content, it errors out of any further loading the Help file.

It is possible it works for you because you may have these pages on your local machine which it is finding instead of the internet site page.

I'm pretty much out of things to try with this one.

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Tom

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Re: Net Examples Help: Cannot find

Post by Admin » Thu 22. Jul 2010, 19:28

Hi Tom,

that's strange, I never heard about any problems with this file.

Anyway, I've created an html version of the help file for you, please find it attached.

Does that resolve the problem?

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Thomas
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Re: Net Examples Help: Cannot find

Post by MrCreosote » Thu 22. Jul 2010, 20:43

Yes, that did it.

Worked in IE. FYI, did not work in FF. FF couldn't find the files the html used.

OK, so I can study those help files now.

Thanks
Tom

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Re: Net Examples Help: Cannot find

Post by rdowning » Wed 10. Nov 2010, 19:58

Thomas,
First, thanks for the excellent tool! Second, I'm having the same problem under FF. FF is configured as default browser, however, double-clicking on the chm file results in an unfulfilled request for an external web-page, not a local request within the compiled file... It's almost as though the hyperlinks remained to external targets?

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Re: Net Examples Help: Cannot find

Post by Admin » Wed 10. Nov 2010, 22:59

Hi Rob,

many thanks for the invaluable feedback, I now realize that I have to dig into this again!

Does the HTML workaround I posted currently work for you or is there an urgent need to resolve your problem? Also, if the HTML works in IE, does it also work in FF on your machine?

Many thanks and regards,
Thomas
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