Rob Caron

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Workaround for Help Issue in Community Technology Preview May 2004

Workaround for Help Issue in Community Technology Preview May 2004

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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 "C:\Program Files\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"/>

  • Same issue but in Beta 1 it looks like you need to change this to 40607.

    Rod
  • The same issue? Did you try to install Beta 1 over the May CTP?
  • We weren't able to reproduce this problem when installing on a clean machine. Since there's no guarantee for what state your machine is in after uninstalling the CTP, I think you'll encounter problems installing Beta 1 afterwards.
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