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NI 488.2 .NET Framework 4 Help cannot be found

Hello I've just installed the No 488.2 Drivers (Version 3.0) and I'd like to use it with Visual Studio 2010 C#. However, I cannot access the NI488.2 .Net Framework 4 Help, as it points to a nonexistent page of the msdn and it returns: "Page not Found".

I have installed ,NET Framework 4.0 Language Support, but I cannot access the help. What might be the problem?

 

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Benjamin

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Re: NI 488.2 .NET Framework 4 Help cannot be found

Hi Benjamin,

 

Sadly, Microsoft made changes to their help software that released with Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 which made it difficult for us to automatically configure the help for our software. This has been fixed with Visual Studio 2010 SP1, but in the meantime I have linked below two approaches to configuring the help with Visual Studio 2010. Keep in mind that the help for our .NET APIs are part of the Measurement Studio help, but Measurement Studio is not required to install these help files.

 

The automatic method:

http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/8C2C52759863304D86257811007F709C?OpenDocument

 

The manual method:

http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/472FF9446B53386B8625788100642EEB?OpenDocument

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Re: NI 488.2 .NET Framework 4 Help cannot be found

I am using VS2010 Express SP1 and tried the manual help instructions you referenced.  There are 3 help files on my machine.  The files BaseDocs_helpcontentsetup.msha and MStudioDaq_helpcontentsetup.msha installed, but Common_helpcontentsetup.msha fails with an exception.

 

Thanks.

 

-reilly.

 

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Re: NI 488.2 .NET Framework 4 Help cannot be found

I have not seen this problem before. What exception is the help returning?

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Re: NI 488.2 .NET Framework 4 Help cannot be found

An error occurred while updating local content: Microsoft.Help.CacheLib.CacheLibBadPackageException: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\HelpLibrary\content\National Instruments\incoming\4c78cfb9-a8df-4909-a402-139d1a87a1a9\NINETCommon.mshc
at Microsoft.Help.CacheLib.DocumentationCache.<>c__DisplayClass5c.<VerifyAndExtractPackages>b__58(String cabFile)
at Microsoft.Help.CacheLib.Extensions.Each[T](IEnumerable`1 that, Action`1 lambda)
at Microsoft.Help.CacheLib.DocumentationCache.VerifyAndExtractPackages(VendorName vendorName, ChangeDescription change, StatusCallback`1 statusCallback, CertificateCheckCallback certCheckCallback)
at Microsoft.Help.CacheLib.DocumentationCache.IntegrateChange(VendorName vendorName, ChangeDescription change, StatusCallback`1 statusCallback, CertificateCheckCallback certCheckCallback)
at Microsoft.Help.CacheLib.DocumentationCache.Update(VendorName vendorName, Boolean checkForOnlineUpdates, StatusCallback`1 statusCallback, CertificateCheckCallback certCheckCallback)
at Microsoft.Help.CacheLib.CacheManager.<>c__DisplayClass24.<UpdateAsync>b__23()
at Microsoft.Help.CacheLib.AsyncOperationRunner.Run(Object state)

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

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Re: NI 488.2 .NET Framework 4 Help cannot be found

If you are referring to the same issue as was posted jjreilly, then try running C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\Shared\MeasurementStudio\Help Configuration Utility\HelpConfigurationUtility.exe instead of installing the files manually.

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