Test What's This? Help with BugHunter

note:   BugHunter is for use with Microsoft HTML Help projects only.

1)Before testing, verify that the following requirements are met:

The application used with the Help topics is available on the authoring system.

What's This? Help topics exist in the HTML Help project (CHM file).

The application is programmed to use HTML Help.

A copy of the map file is available for use in testing.

2)Generate the HTML Help project so all the What's This? Help topics are included in the CHM file. Copy the file into the same folder as the application.

3)Select Tools > Tools > Enable BugHunter.

4)Start the application and open a dialog box to test.

5)Click the question mark icon questionmark.png and click a field or control.

Test HTML Help API

Test map numbers and window-level topics with map IDs in Microsoft HTML Help projects. To run the test, you must have access to the application. To recompile the CHM file after using this tool, close the program and reopen the project.

Select A Compiled HTML Help File

Specifies the HTML Help (CHM) file to use.


Test a map number or a topic. HH_DISPLAY_TOPIC requires the relative path and filename in the HTML File field.

Dialog (Optional)

Identifies the custom window for topic content. Use only if you have a custom window for displaying window-level Help topics.


The HTML file to test for with HH_Display_Topic.

Map Number

The map number to test for HH_Help_Context.

September 30, 2016

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