As was mentioned in one of the comments on this blog and in the VSIP Extras Beta newsgroup, there is a problem with installing the VSIP Extras help files. If you have VS, MSDN, & VSIP (w/Extras) installed on a non-system drive, you may notice that ONLY the VSIP docs show up when you go to Help->Contents in VS. Oops. There is a workaround that we have that should fix the problem. You can just do the following:

  1. Open the command window (CTRL+ALT+A) and execute “View.ShowWebBrowser ms-help://MS.VSCC.2003/VSCCCommon/cm/CollectionManager.htm”
  2. Uncheck all boxes
  3. Click “Update VSCC”
  4. Restart Visual Studio
  5. Open the command window (CTRL+ALT+A) and execute “View.ShowWebBrowser ms-help://MS.VSCC.2003/VSCCCommon/cm/CollectionManager.htm”
  6. Check all boxes
  7. Click “Update VSCC”
  8. Restart Visual Studio

This will basically “refresh” all the help files in the VS help collection. Please use the “Contact” link on this blog to let me know if this does not work on your system. Including any relevant details would be helpful. Thanks!