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

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Pop-up Help

Pop-up help is very similar to context-sensitive help. However, the means by which the help is displayed is different. In addition, the help content is not displayed in an external help file but rather it is embedded in the code.

You need to call two methods on the HelpProvider component to define the Pop-up help. Instead of calling the SetHelpKeyword and SetHelpNavigator, you would just call SetHelpString. This sets the help string for the particular control. The SetShowHelp must also be called for the controls that support help.

When you use the Form Designer in building a form, the HelpString and ShowHelp properties can be set in the Properties window in Visual Studio. NET. If you click on the control in the Form's Designer window, ...

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