Help Array Generator Utility


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This is a utility (no code) that will generate help arrays in the format required for MSVC applications to support context-sensitive help.

I don't know if you're like me, but when it comes to doing tedious work, I get bored quickly, especially when it comes to creating help arrays for applications.

I don't know if there's a utility out there, but I finally sat down and created a program that will take your resource files (resource.h, and generate the required array to support context help via your app for each of your dialog box resources.

The following shows the output of the utility.

// Add To Your Include File
// Implementation
  static DWORD m_dwHelpMap[];
// End Include

DWORD CYourClassName::m_dwHelpMap[] = {
 0, 0

DWORD CYourClassName::m_dwHelpMap[] = {
 0, 0

Then basically all you have to do is copy each section to the appropriate .cpp file, and change the class name accordingly and hopefully hours cut down on what i was doing of copying and pasting individual resource IDs and making the array manually.

Hopefully this will help out fellow programmers with some of the more mundane stuff.

Updated 27 March 1998


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