Field-level popups must have help context numbers. Field-level popups are only exported if you assign help context numbers to them!
A field-level popup is a popup displayed directly from within your application. They are normally only available for Microsoft HTML Help CHM files.
In their native form field-level popups are only supported by the Microsoft HTML Help (CHM) format. This is the version described in this topic. However, the responsive skins available in the Premium Pack 3 add-on for Help+Manual also add field-level popups for WebHelp. Their use is explained in the additional help chapter titled Help+Manual Premium Pack added to the main Help+Manual help when you install the Premium Pack. (If you don't have the Premium Pack installed this chapter will just display some introductory material.)
•Field-level popup topics are called directly by the application and displayed in little windows of their own. This is done without displaying the rest of the help at all. Only the little popup is displayed, and it is closed again as soon as the user clicks on it.
Field-level popups are only supported in HTML Help CHM files. They are a proprietary Microsoft technology and they are not supported in any other output format.
To create field-level popups the help author needs to perform the following steps:
1.Create popup topics so that you have popups to display.
2.Assign help context numbers to all your popup topics. This is essential because field-level CHM popups must be called by their context numbers. If you don't assign numbers the topics won't be exported to the plain-text field-level popups file!
3.Inform your programmer of the help context numbers and topic IDs and the name of the internal plain text popups file so that they can make the calls. You can use the context tool to export a list of IDs and context numbers.
The internal popups file is normally called CSHelp.txt but you can change its name in the Extended .HHP Settings.
See Implementing context help for more general information.
If you are writing field-level popups for an application you may have to produce a lot of popups. You can save yourself a lot of work by generating your field-level popups automatically.