After installing CTP May 2004, I was unable to access Whidbey documents! Finally I found the solution at Rob Caron blog!
Here is the asis solution he provided for this probem. Thanks to Rob Caron on this!
When using Help external (dexplore.exe) to Visual Studio 2005 Team System Community Technology Preview May 2004, the Help system appears to be stuck (you see the “Downloading...“ message in the status bar, the progress bar barely moves and the Internet Explorer icon continues to spin).
In "<Drive>:\ProgramFiles\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\help whidbey\dexplore.exe.config" change the following lines:
<supportedRuntime version="v2.0.40507" safemode="true"/>
<requiredRuntime version="v2.0.40507" safemode="true"/>
<supportedRuntime version="v2.0.40426" safemode="true"/>
<requiredRuntime version="v2.0.40426" safemode="true"/>
No wonder, since the release number for CTP May2004 is v2.0.40426, we have to change this. Thanks for Rob Caron on this!
I have got my VS2005 (Tech Preview May 2004) beta CD’s yesterday and installed it Today!
Good news with this new build for me is, my IIS stops crashing (March 2004 release given this problem to me)!!! Hooo!! It’s very good news to me. If any one out there has same problem, please install new build, it’s far better than previous build!
Yes, I am late on mentioning this news ;)
Rob (One of the nice person ever I met in this planet) is leaving his Mothership!! I could not believe it, when I read this news! (Of course it’s not April 1st, so it should be true).
Hoping his new venture make his dream comes true!