A numeric value associated with a topic ID. Map numbers and topic IDs are saved in map files. Map numbers are used with applications to specify a topic for calling context-sensitive Help. Whether application developers use map numbers, topics IDs, or both depends on the programming language they use.
A text file containing topic IDs and map numbers. You associate map IDs and map files with topics. As author, if you receive a map file from your developer, assign a map ID from the map file. If you manually create a map file, either auto-generate or manually create the map ID. A project can include multiple map files. Map files use the extensions .h, .hh, and .hm. The default map file is BSSCDefault.h.
A string that pairs a topic ID with a map number. For example:
#define ID_SetupScreen 101
•ID_SetupScreen is the topic ID.
•101 is the map number.
•ID_SetupScreen 101 is the Map ID.
An Icon indicates the status of a map ID:
•Blue icons indicate that map IDs match topics.
•Yellow icons indicate that map IDs do not match any topics.
•Locked icons (blue or yellow) indicate that the map ID is in a map file that is locked. It cannot be assigned or unassigned.
Create map IDs, auto-generate map IDs, or import map files to use map IDs. A unique map ID must be assigned to each topic ID. Assign a map ID to a Help topic to display the Help topic in context-sensitive Help.
A mechanism that maps fields and controls in dialog boxes to map numbers. The mapping table is programmed into the application to provide context-sensitive Help functionality.