Help Update 3 for Delphi XE and C++Builder XE now available

By: Calvin Tang

Abstract: Help Update 3 for Delphi XE and C++Builder XE now available

    Readme - Help Update 3 for Delphi and C++Builder XE


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Help Update 3 for Delphi and C++Builder XE provides bug fixes and other improvements to the Help system. If you are viewing this Readme in the live H2 help (and not on the docwiki), you can see the latest version of this Readme at:

Visit for many different versions of the Help, available online.


This Help Update can be applied to:

  • C++Builder XE, Delphi XE, or RAD Studio XE
  • Update 1 of C++Builder XE, Delphi XE, or RAD Studio XE

Important: This Help Update cannot be applied to prior software versions. You must update the product to one of the versions listed above to be able to use the Help Update mechanism.

    Upgrading via the Automatic Upgrade Mechanism

Auto-update is not available for this Help Update.

    Installing the Help Update from the Registered Users Site

You can obtain the help update download from here.

To install Help Update 3, use this command:

  > Help_Setup /upgrade

    Known Problems with the Help Update Installer

  • If you close the Update before the install completes, when you run Check for Updates again, a message says there is no Update available. The workaround is to download and run HelpSetup /upgrade from the Registered Users Site.
  • If you have registered 3rd-party help in the RAD Studio/8.0/Help/Doc/h2reg.ini file, you might have problems if you used syntax that is not compatible with RAD Studio Help. For instructions, see How to Plug 3rd-Party Help into RAD Studio Help.
  • The Microsoft Platform SDK help is no longer automatically installed with the product help (this change occurred at the XE release).
To install the Microsoft Platform SDK help while you are installing the help or the help update:
  1. When you run the help installer, find the Select Features page.
  2. Click the X button in front of "Microsoft SDK Help," and then click Will be installed on local hard drive.
  3. Complete the help installation.

    Contents: Improvements in Help Update 3

    Changes in the RAD topics

    Changes in VCL-RTL Reference topics

    Changes in the Code Examples

  • In response to a user request, a new example was added DefaultHandler (Delphi) *** watch this -- it is only on XE2 yet

    Known Problems in the Help for Delphi and C++Builder XE

See Known Problems in the Help.

  • For Japanese, French, and German, there are minor issues in the table of contents.
  • Some English content has not yet been translated.
  • There are several areas where content is missing or incomplete, as tracked on Quality Central.

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