Could we autogenerate this from the CHM help file?

Developer
Feb 26, 2008 at 10:16 PM
Edited Feb 26, 2008 at 10:19 PM
Great project and I can see it being really useful to the developer community.

I assume you have thought about actually using the chm file programatically to create the js files and dissmissed it as not feesable? It would be really nice to be able create a program that autogenerates this from the chm so that once the project is done it only need to re-run it when there are new releases?

There is a project on codeproject that is an api for accessing chm files:

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/htmlhelp.aspx

Brian Norman
http://www.earthware.co.uk
Coordinator
Feb 27, 2008 at 3:19 AM
Edited Feb 27, 2008 at 3:47 AM
Brian,

I definitely thought about generating the js files programmatically. After talking to some folks on the VE team, I discovered that the source data used to generate the chm file wasn't in an easily consumable format. However, I was not aware of this api for accessing chm files. I will have to investigate. Thanks!

UPDATE: I created a work item for this suggestion.
http://www.codeplex.com/VEJS/WorkItem/View.aspx?WorkItemId=1091

-Marc