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Microsoft Help 3.0 for Visual Studio 10

Using the Help Library Manager (Microsoft Help 3.0)

The Microsoft Help Library Manager allows you to manage the product documentation in the local Microsoft Help 3.0 content store. You can find and install new content from the web or from media, go online to get updates for your offline content, and remove offline content. The Help Library Manager also manages settings that allow you to customize your help experience.

Finding new content online and checking for updates to Microsoft content requires a connection to the Internet. Help Library Manager uses the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) to download content for installation. If this service is not running on your machine, these features will not work. The Microsoft Help 3.0 BITS jobs run with normal priority. If other BITS jobs are running on your machine, this may cause a delay in help content downloads.

When performing potentially long running actions, such as downloading and installing content from the Web, you can click the “Hide” button to minimize the application while the installation is in progress. When the installation is complete, the application window will return to normal size. You can view previously installed local content or online help while content is being installed for offline use.


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