What are the differences between the various Indexes -- .HHK (HTML Help), .HxK (MS Help 2) and the embedded Help Viewer Index. The source to these examples can be downloaded at the end of this post.
I've created this index using the FAR TOC/Index Editor...
Compiling to a .CHM I see pretty much the same as in my editor... Just been sorted for me by the compiler
Compiling to .HxS Help. Everything works much the same.
I used mshcMigrate.exe to export my HH project (.hhp) and H2 project (.HxC) to .mshc help.
Note I could also export .chm but the .hhp project file contains richer info (we can get to the index file data etc).
HV project migrated from HxC -- Displayed in VS 2012 Viewer
Here I've created a separate collection (See read me in the example zip) so we can see just our helps index items.
No big surprises.
HV project migrated from HHP -- Displayed in VS 2012 Viewer
Here I got some strange results re popups -- which I will need to check out.
It could be because I included Level 2 and 3 popups etc. I would have expected the Indexes from HH and H2 to be the same.