Workaround for Help problem in VS2005(CTPMay2004) Via Rob Caron

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!

Symptom:

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).

Workaround:

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"/>

to:

    <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!

Published Monday, May 31, 2004 4:43 PM by SreedharK

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