mshcMigrate was developed by The Helpware Group in partnership with Microsoft and allows you to migrate older help content (MS Help 2 and MS HTML Help 1.x) to MS Help Viewer format (the new help format for MS Visual Studio 10, VS 11 help and beyond). It takes various inputs including projects files (.hxc and .hhp), compiled help files (.hxs and .chm), and help folders.
Outputs include .mshc/.cab help package files and .msha manifest files. The application includes several additional tools that allows you to test, install/uninstall, view the HelpLibManager.exe output log, perform API calls, and explore the help library data store.
The utility is part of Helpware's FAR HTML v5 product set which provides advanced meta tag editing and TOC/Index editing for MS Help Viewer projects. mshcMigrate however can be downloaded separately (see mshcMigrate licensing below for further detail).
Migrate features include:
What does migrate do?
Additional features include:
VS 10 Help vs VS 11 Help
Detailed information on MS Help Viewer 1.0 can be found on our Helpware web site
Keeping up to date:
Current Version: 30-June-2011, 1.1 Build 67 -- See Change Notes
Purchasing a license gives you email support for when you get stuck; Encourages us to keep the tool up to date as new versions of VS help come out; and removes a nag screen from showing.
Note that customers who own a copy of FAR HTML v5 are already licensed. If you are a licensed FAR HTML 5 user and have FAR 5 installed then the mshcMigrate about box will say "licensed".
The license is a "per user" license. So if user X owns a FAR HTML v5 license, then user X may install FAR and mshcMigrate on multiple machines and concurrently run all copies. If you own a team, site or world license then sharing is not an issue.
Please contact us if you need assistance.
If you own a mhcMigrate license, or a copy of FAR HTML v5 then you may contact us directly for support. Please try the public support groups first if possible.
Helpware, MS Help MVPs and Microsoft help team monitor the following discussion groups:
MSHelpViewer Yahoo Discussion Group
- Community group of VS 2010 help integrators. Run by MVPs, with MS presence.
MSDN Forums > Developer Documentation and Help System
- The official MSDN discussion group for developer help.