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HelpMaker Action

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This action creates a step to compile a HelpMaker project file.  From the inputs, the HelpMaker command-line is constructed and called when the action is built, and any log output is captured to the log view and file.


This action has been tested with version 7 of HelpMaker and may also work with other versions.


Filename: Specifies the HelpMaker project file to compile (required).


Formats: Specifies one or more formats to compile (required).  Select or enter a format in the drop-down list and click Insert to add; select a format in the grid and click Delete to remove.


Additional command-line options: This option can be used to specify additional flags to pass to the HelpMaker compiler (optional).


Override compiler executable filename: If this field is empty, the action automatically locates the HelpMaker command-line executable by finding the executable associated with the HelpMaker project filename extension.  This can be overridden by specifying the executable filename here.


Note: If Visual Build doesn't detect that this product is installed when first run, this action will not be displayed (existing steps will still be displayed in the Step panes and will build normally).  To show all hidden actions, right-click in the Actions pane and choose Show Hidden.