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Missing Context-Sensitive Help option in MFC Application Wizard for Visual Studio 2012 by William Heitler


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Type: Bug
ID: 767062
Opened: 10/11/2012 8:10:47 AM
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I've just installed Visual Studio 2012 (Profession Academic) and started a new MFC EXE application. I can't find the Context-sensitive help (HTML) option which I think should be on the Advanced Features page of the MFC Application wizard. It just isn't there - the top item is Printing and Print Preview. Has it been dropped, or have I dropped something? It's there OK in Visual Studio 2010.
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Posted by Microsoft on 10/18/2012 at 11:52 AM
Hello William,

Thanks for the report. The context-sensitive help option was removed from the MFC application wizard in Visual Studio 2012 because the help workshop tools (used to create the help file) are no longer supported. We are considering other options for help generation for MFC applications.

Pat Brenner
Visual C++ Libraries Development
Posted by Microsoft on 10/11/2012 at 11:34 PM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by Microsoft on 10/11/2012 at 8:50 AM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com)
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