Customizing the .Net viewer...

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Customizing the .Net viewer...

Postby rkiskan on Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:40 am

Now onto v4.2 and this still remains aquestion ... is there any way at all to modify the appearance of the .Net viewer . I especially want to change the Window title, because the customers shouldn't see MadCap Flare 4.2 as the title?

While the skin dialog says that it affects .Net it just never does nayhting like that - the accordians that appear are always the same etc.?

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Re: Customizing the .Net viewer...

Postby Richard Ferrell on Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:45 am

It doesn't appear that Madcap currently allows you to modifiy the dot net viewer, the more feature requests they get, the better the chance they will do it.
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Re: Customizing the .Net viewer...

Postby alien on Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:46 pm

why not just like adobe, that allows you to put the title and then next to it, adobe reader...Flare Viewer...something like that
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Re: Customizing the .Net viewer...

Postby alien on Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:50 pm

is there a way to dictate what goes on the accordian buttons and what doesn't
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Re: Customizing the .Net viewer...

Postby Richard Ferrell on Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:31 pm

Madcap Software doesn't allow you to customize the Dot Net viewer, the more people who request it, the better chance they will do it.
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Re: Customizing the .Net viewer...

Postby daphna on Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:38 pm

We really need to be able to get rid of the MadCap logos, etc. The powers that be are giving me a lot of pressure on this and we'll probably have to move to WebHelp, which will be a pain on the development side as they've already set everything up for .NET.
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Re: Customizing the .Net viewer...

Postby LTinker68 on Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:23 pm

Have you considered the Flare SDK? I think that allows you to "embed" the DotNet Help in your application, which would bypass the logos. Although I'm not positive on that, but you could ask MadCap Support for clarification.
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Re: Customizing the .Net viewer...

Postby daphna on Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:07 pm

We have the help embedded, but the Window Caption on the .NET help viewer, which identifies MadCap, cannot be changed.
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Re: Customizing the .Net viewer...

Postby alex on Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:37 am

If you haven't already reported this as a bug, please do so!

I've had the same frustration with trying to modify the help viewer, but thankfully, the developers on my team did something that makes our application's name display in the title bar instead of the MadCap advert.

We really need to be able to control what displays on the help viewer, so I hope everyone who uses .net help logs bugs about this. Thanks and good luck!
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Re: Customizing the .Net viewer...

Postby adlangx on Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:09 am

There is now an overload in the HelpViewerEmbeddedClient class that allows you to pass in an string and an icon into the constructor. The string and icon that you pass in are then used in the help form header in place of the Madcap icon and "My Help" string.
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Re: Customizing the .Net viewer...

Postby alex on Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:48 am

adlangx wrote:There is now an overload in the HelpViewerEmbeddedClient class that allows you to pass in an string and an icon into the constructor. The string and icon that you pass in are then used in the help form header in place of the Madcap icon and "My Help" string.


Please post how you do this. Thanks!
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Re: Customizing the .Net viewer...

Postby adlangx on Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:56 pm

alex wrote:
adlangx wrote:There is now an overload in the HelpViewerEmbeddedClient class that allows you to pass in an string and an icon into the constructor. The string and icon that you pass in are then used in the help form header in place of the Madcap icon and "My Help" string.


Please post how you do this. Thanks!


-Add the Icon file that you wish to use into the Resources area of your project. (Here is a quick description of how to do it http://visualbasic.about.com/od/usingvbnet/a/netres090117.htm )

-Then make your call to create the viewer like this:

HelpViewerEmbeddedClient(<HelpTitleString>, My.Resources.<YourResourceName>)
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Re: Customizing the .Net viewer...

Postby alex on Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:16 am

Great - thanks!
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