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Instructions provided describe how to create a [MAP] file for geoprocessing toolboxes/tools and use it to create a compiled help system (CHM). Each compiled help file (CHM) requires a single [MAP] file. This [MAP] file contains a textual ID and a numeric representation of each toolbox/tool. Each value must be unique.
The numeric value in this file corresponds to the Help Context value found on the Properties dialog box.
The toolbox/tool uses this Help Context value to search through the [MAP] file. When the corresponding value is found the associated ID (in the [MAP] file) is used to navigate through the [ALIAS] file and find the correct *.htm to display when the CHM opens.
All [MAP] files follow the format below:
#define + IDH_ + <tbxname/toolname> + <Help Context value>
The following is an example:
#define IDH_AnalysisTools 1000000
The <tbxname/toolname> is a variable describing the toolbox or tool. It does not need to be the exact name as the toolbox/tool, it only needs to match the variable used in the [ALIAS] file. The examples shown use the toolbox/tool name for clarity and ease of use.