The wwHelp.config File

The wwHelp.config lives in the %documents%\Html Help Builder Projects\ and contains global and operational configuration settings. These settings are continually updated, when Help Builder exists. Most of the values are values used to track current state. This file can safely be deleted to completely reset the settings.

The following shows the content of the file:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<wwhelp>
	<wwHelp type="object" class="wwhelpconfig">
		<appname>West Wind HTML Help Builder</appname>
		<browserpreviewposition>1431,250,764,969</browserpreviewposition>
		<classopenpath>c:\projects2010\WestwindToolkit\libs</classopenpath>
		<documentpath></documentpath>
		<dotnetlanguageimports>C#</dotnetlanguageimports>
		<editfont>Verdana,10,N</editfont>
		<eventobjectprogid></eventobjectprogid>
		<ftpserver>west-wind.com</ftpserver>
		<ftpusername>username</ftpusername>
		<helpworkshoppath></helpworkshoppath>
		<imageeditor>mspaint.exe</imageeditor>
		<lastclassimporttype>All Types of a .NET Assembly</lastclassimporttype>
		<lastfile>c:\users\ricks\documents\html help builder projects\wwhelp\wwhelp.hbp</lastfile>
		<lastimagepath>c:\users\ricks\documents\html help builder projects\wwhelp\images</lastimagepath>
		<lastsqlconnection></lastsqlconnection>
		<lasttopic></lasttopic>
		<ltag>&lt;&lt;</ltag>
		<msdndocumentationbaseurl>http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/</msdndocumentationbaseurl>
		<outputpath>c:\users\ricks\documents\html help builder projects\wwhelp\</outputpath>
		<projectopenpath>\INSTALLS\WWHELP\</projectopenpath>
		<recentlist>c:\users\ricks\documents\html help builder projects\wwhelp\wwhelp.hbp|c:\users\ricks\documents\html help builder projects\test13\test13.hbp|</recentlist>
		<rtag>&gt;&gt;</rtag>
		<snagitoptions>input=1&amp;includecursor=false&amp;delayseconds=0&amp;fileextension=5</snagitoptions>
		<templateeditor>c:\program files\sublime text 3\sublime_text.exe</templateeditor>
		<useremail></useremail>
		<username></username>
		<lastbackup>2015-12-14</lastbackup>
		<lastversioncheck>2015-12-14</lastversioncheck>
		<autoinchelpid>1</autoinchelpid>
		<autosavetopics>1</autosavetopics>
		<previewalwaysontop>0</previewalwaysontop>
		<previewdocked>1</previewdocked>
		<showhelpcontextid>0</showhelpcontextid>
		<striptypeprefix>1</striptypeprefix>
		<tabsonbottom>0</tabsonbottom>
		<topmost>0</topmost>
		<usesnagitforscreencapture>1</usesnagitforscreencapture>
		<wordwrapimports>1</wordwrapimports>
		<height>893</height>
		<left>147</left>
		<localwebserverport>64101</localwebserverport>
		<maxrecent>15</maxrecent>
		<resizepercent>75</resizepercent>
		<splitter>312</splitter>
		<top>250</top>
		<versioncheckfrequency>7</versioncheckfrequency>
		<viewmode>0</viewmode>
		<width>1276</width>
	</wwHelp>
</wwhelp>

Most of the settings are pretty self-explanatory.

Resetting Help Builder

If for some reason Help Builder will not start or start in an odd state or window location that is invisible you can rename this file and restart help builder.

You can also run the following from the command line:

wwhelp.exe RESET

which accomplishes the same thing.


© West Wind Techologies, 2018 • Updated: 12/14/15
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