KeyWorks Software

KeyHelp 1.2

KeyHelp is a free ActiveX control that online help authors and programmers can use to enhance the capabilities of compiled Microsoft HTML Help systems and to control the behavior of HTML Help systems in a Windows application. KeyHelp consists of a single ActiveX control that you can ship to your customers. You must register KEYHELP.OCX on the user's machine during the installation process.

KeyHelp's features include:


KeyHelp popups support just about anything you can use on an HTML page: HTML tags, style sheets, scripting, DHTML, animation and so forth. You can evoke KeyHelp scripts from a KeyHelp popup or secondary windows as well as from standard HTML pages.

Embedded Windows

With KeyHelp's embedding capabilities, you can build help that is part of the real estate and behavior of your application. Using other features, such as information types and training card scripts, you can control how content is opened.

Auto-sizing windows

KeyHelp supports secondary windows, which are typically used for procedures, messages, and tutorials. Like the autosizing windows in WinHelp 4.0, these windows will automatically size to the amount of content in the window, rather than being a fixed size.

Information Types

KeyHelp supports content-level information types - that is, the ability to hide and show content that you have tagged for a particular type of user. Not only does it work in HTML Help, but you can use it in an HTML page on the web.

Script Extensions

KeyHelp's scripting features offer capabilities that HTML Help system doesn't offer on its own as well as added features to existing HTML Help capabilities. These features include information types, popups, training cards, ShortCut command, and others.

The download file is about 490K. You can download it with whatever browser you want. However, to install KeyHelp, your system must have Internet Explorer 4 or higher installed or the setup program won't run.

Click download to begin (see note below).

12-Jan-2024 Help-Info: Please use for download. We found that the old 32bit installer won't work (nothing installed) under Windows 8/10 64bit. Easier to simply unzip the files to a folder and register the KeyHelp.ocx, then open the KeyHelp.chm help using the included Keyhh.exe and then it works very nicely without script errors.