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Visual Basic® .NET by Example by Bob Donald, Gabriel Oancea

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Context-Sensitive Help

Context-sensitive help is extremely useful to users of an application. Whenever they want help on a topic, all they need to do is press the F1 key and help appears regarding the area of the application they are currently working on. If done correctly, your users will be able to learn more quickly and as a result be more productive using software that you build.

The most difficult part about developing context-sensitive help is not the coding aspect; it is the writing of the development of the actual help content. If you have the time to write the help that corresponds to the forms and controls in your application, you definitely should invest the coding time to integrate it with your software. It is so easy to do so in ...

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