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Downloads of v 1.32.1:


Last Update:

18 Mar 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Microsoft


documentation html help workshop chm sandcastle admin

HTML Help Workshop

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1.32.1 | Updated: 18 Mar 2021



Downloads of v 1.32.1:



Software Author(s):

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HTML Help Workshop 1.32.1

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install HTML Help Workshop, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade HTML Help Workshop, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall HTML Help Workshop, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade html-help-workshop -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade html-help-workshop -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install html-help-workshop
    name: html-help-workshop
    version: '1.32.1'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'html-help-workshop' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.32.1'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller html-help-workshop
    Name     = "html-help-workshop"
    Version  = "1.32.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'html-help-workshop':
  ensure   => '1.32.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator TheCakeIsNaOH on 18 Mar 2021.


UPDATE: The official Microsoft download link for HTML Help Workshop is no longer online. Since version 1.32.1, this package downloads from archive.org.

As an information delivery system, HTML Help is suited for a wide range of applications, including training guides, interactive books, and electronic newsletters, as well as help for software applications.

HTML Help offers some distinct advantages over standard HTML, such as the ability to implement a combined table of contents and index and the use of keywords for advanced hyperlinking capability. The HTML Help compiler (part of the HTML Help Workshop) makes it possible to compress HTML, graphic, and other files into a relatively small compiled help (.chm) file, which can then be distributed with a software application, or downloaded from the Web.

HTML Help consists of an online Help Viewer, related help components, and help authoring tools from Microsoft Corporation. The Help Viewer uses the underlying components of Microsoft Internet Explorer to display help content. It supports HTML, ActiveX, Java, scripting languages (JScript, and Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition), and HTML image formats (.jpeg, .gif, and .png files). The help authoring tool, HTML Help Workshop, provides an easy-to-use system for creating and managing help projects and their related files.

Important Please note that the latest version of the HTML Help technology is 1.4, as is the SDK. The latest version of the HTML Help Workshop download is 1.3. As of March 2012 there is no HTML Help Workshop 1.4.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'html-help-workshop'
$url = 'https://web.archive.org/web/20200918004813/https://download.microsoft.com/download/0/A/9/0A939EF6-E31C-430F-A3DF-DFAE7960D564/htmlhelp.exe'
$checksum = '53899be5da83419d772d5b97e653da7c'

# a temporary directory for extracted installer files
$temp_dir = Join-Path $Env:TEMP ([System.Guid]::NewGuid().ToString())
New-Item -Type Directory -Path $temp_dir | Out-Null

# download auto-extracting zip installer
$htmlhelp_exe = Join-Path $temp_dir "htmlhelp.exe"
Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName $htmlhelp_exe $url -checksum $checksum

# extract to temporary directory in quiet mode
$htmlhelp_extracted = Join-Path $temp_dir "htmlhelp"
Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "/Q ""/T:$htmlhelp_extracted"" /C" $htmlhelp_exe

# comment out the line which runs hhupd.exe (the automatic updater) after installation
# the updater will pop up a dialog telling us we are running the latest version already
$htmlhelp_install = Join-Path $htmlhelp_extracted "htmlhelp.inf"
$htmlhelp_install_fixed = Join-Path $htmlhelp_extracted "htmlhelp_fixed.inf"
(Get-Content $htmlhelp_install) -replace '^\"hhupd.exe /C', ';$0' | Set-Content $htmlhelp_install_fixed

# find the 32-bit rundll; always install as 32-bit as there is no 64-bit distribution
$rundll_exe = Join-Path $Env:SystemRoot "System32\rundll32.exe"
$rundll_exe6432 = Join-Path $Env:SystemRoot "SysWOW64\rundll32.exe"
$rundll = @($rundll_exe6432,$rundll_exe) | Where { Test-Path $_ } | Select-Object -First 1

# install from INF
# https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg441316%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
$section = "" # default entrypoint
$reboot = "N"
Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection ""$htmlhelp_install_fixed"",$section,$flags,$reboot" $rundll

# cleanup temp directory
Remove-Item -Path $temp_dir -Recurse
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'html-help-workshop'

# find the uninstaller
$machine_key = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\hhw.exe'
$machine_key6432 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\hhw.exe'
$htmlhelp_dir = Get-ItemProperty -Path @($machine_key6432,$machine_key) -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue |
  Select-Object -ExpandProperty Path -First 1

if (-not $htmlhelp_dir) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."

$htmlhelp_uninstall = Join-Path $htmlhelp_dir "htmlhelp.inf"

# find the 32-bit rundll
$rundll_exe = Join-Path $Env:SystemRoot "System32\rundll32.exe"
$rundll_exe6432 = Join-Path $Env:SystemRoot "SysWOW64\rundll32.exe"
$rundll = @($rundll_exe6432,$rundll_exe) | Where { Test-Path $_ } | Select-Object -First 1

# uninstall from INF
# https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg441316%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
$section = "" # default entrypoint
$reboot = "N"
Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection ""$htmlhelp_uninstall"",$section,$flags,$reboot" $rundll

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
HTML Help Workshop 1.32 18148 Thursday, March 10, 2016 Approved

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