Readme - Help Update 6 for Delphi and C++Builder XE2

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Help Update 6 for Delphi and C++Builder XE2 provides bug fixes and other improvements to the Help system. See the latest version of this page at: http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE2/en/Readme_-_Help_Update_6_for_Delphi_and_C%2B%2BBuilder_XE2.

Visit http://docs.embarcadero.com for versions of the Help available online.

Requirements

This Help Update can be applied to:

  • C++Builder XE2, Delphi XE2, or RAD Studio XE2
  • Any Update (Update 1-5) of C++Builder XE2, Delphi XE2, or RAD Studio XE2

Important: This Help Update cannot be applied to prior software versions. You must update the product to one of the versions listed above to be able to use the Help Update mechanism.

Installing the Help Update

You can obtain this help update in any of the following three ways:


Using the Automatic Upgrade Mechanism or Manually Checking for Updates

  • If you selected Check for Updates Automatically when you installed the product, you should automatically be notified when a help update is available for download. Click the notification and follow the instructions to download and install the help update.
  • If you do not receive an automatic notification about the update (or at any time), you can check for updates manually:
    1. Select Start | Programs | Embarcadero RAD Studio XE2 | Check for updates.
    2. In the list of available updates, select Help Update 6. This starts the installer.
    3. Follow the instructions given in the installer.

Installing the Help Update from the Registered Users Site

The help update is also available for download from the registered users download pages as follows:

If the help for Delphi or C++Builder XE2 (or any XE2 Help Update) is already installed on your system, you should first uninstall the existing help before installing Help Update 6 for Delphi and C++Builder XE2 from the registered users site, as described below.

Uninstall Existing XE2 Help

To uninstall your existing help for Delphi and C++Builder XE2:

  1. On Windows XP: Open the Control Panel and select Add or Remove Programs.
    On Windows Vista or Windows 7: Open the Control Panel and select Programs\Uninstall a program.
  2. On Windows XP: Select Embarcadero Delphi and C++Builder XE2 Help System and click Remove.
    On Windows Vista or Windows 7: On the Microsoft Uninstall or change a program dialog box, either:
    • Double-click Embarcadero Delphi and C++Builder Help System in the list of programs.
    • Right-click Embarcadero Delphi and C++Builder Help System and select Uninstall from the context menu.
  3. In the help installer, select Remove and follow the instructions.

Install Help Update 6 for Delphi and C++Builder XE2

  1. Obtain the help update download from the Registered Users Site.
  2. Install the help update using this command:
  > Help_Setup 

Contents of this Help Update

Help Update 6 contains the following major additions:

General bug fixing continues throughout the help. User feedback is invited, and here are two ways that you can contact us:

  • On the docwiki, use the Discussion tab at the top of the window.
  • In the standalone help, use the Help Feedback link at the bottom of the window.

Known Problems with the Help Update Installer

  • If you close the Update before the install completes, when you run Check for Updates again, a message says there is no Update available. The workaround is to download and run Help_Setup /upgrade from the Registered Users Site.
  • If you have registered 3rd-party help in the RAD Studio/8.0/Help/Doc/h2reg.ini file, you may have problems if you used syntax that is not compatible with RAD Studio Help. For instructions, see How to Plug 3rd-Party Help into RAD Studio Help.
  • The Microsoft Platform SDK help is no longer automatically installed with the product help (this change occurred at the XE release).
To install the Microsoft Platform SDK help, follow the steps below:
To install the Microsoft Platform SDK help while you are installing the help or the help update:
  1. When you run the help installer, find the Select Features page.
  2. Click the X button in front of "Microsoft SDK Help," and then click Will be installed on local hard drive.
  3. Complete the help installation.
To install the Microsoft Platform SDK help after you have completed the installation of the Delphi and C++Builder Online Help or the help update:
  1. Uninstall the Delphi and C++Builder XE2 Help System. (Instructions are given above, in "Installing the Help Update from the Registered Users Site".)
  2. Run the help installer and find the Select Features page.
  3. Click the X button in front of "Microsoft SDK Help," and then click Will be installed on local hard drive.
  4. Complete the help installation.

Known Problems in the Help for Delphi and C++Builder XE2

See Known Problems in the Help.

  • For Japanese, French, and German, there are minor issues in the table of contents.
  • Some English content has not yet been translated.
  • There are several areas where content is missing or incomplete, as tracked on Quality Central.

See Also

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