Acceptable ways of displaying help
Is including a "Help Web" in your application an acceptable way to include help? Of course you would provide a browsing window within the application. I think this might be easier to maintain than a help file.
Why easier? The Microsoft Help format *is* just a web, with a file for the table of contents.
Well, for starters, the documentation can improve over time w/o having to download anything.
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
I find it annoying when an application launches a browser for its help window. On most computers there is still a bit of delay in spawning a new browser window.
I would incorporate my own "browser window" into the application using the webbrowser control.
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