In Whidbey, we have a feature called How Do I. I’ve explained it on this other post. And there are some channel 9 videos of Scott, the original Program Manager of the feature, explaining How Do I.
It’s extremely easy to create your own.
Step 1 Create an xml file with the following content. Italized items are for you to customize.
<VSHelp xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/2004/08/Help/VSHelp"> <Title _locID="VSTipsAndTricks">VS Tips and Tricks</Title> <Location> <Url>http://blogs.msdn.com/saraford/archive/category/9843.aspx</Url> </Location> </VSHelp>
Step 2 Save the xml file to <My Documents>\Visual Studio 2005\VS Help Data\8.0\Pages (note: you may have to create the VS Help Data directory structure).
Happy Visual Studio’ing!