Installing ArcObjects Help with Visual Studio 2017
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Installing ArcObjects Help with Visual Studio 2017

In Visual Studio 2017, Help Viewer is an optional component that you have to manually select during (Visual Studio) installation. The ArcObjects .NET SDK installation wizard will not install the ArcObjects help if the Visual Studio 2017 Help Viewer component is not installed.

If you are experiencing any of the following "Common Issues", please follow the instructions in this document to install the ArcObjects .NET SDK help with Visual Studio 2017.

Common Issues:

1. I am running the ArcObjects SDK for .NET install for Visual Studio 2017. Why don’t I see the Documentation option for Visual Studio 2017 but I do see it for Visual Studio 2015?



2. I have installed the ArcObjects SDK for .NET for Visual Studio 2017. I am attempting to access the Help Viewer to view the ArcObjects .NET installed help but the Help Viewer is not available.



Cause

In both cases, Help Viewer for Visual Studio 2017 has not been installed on your computer. In Visual Studio 2017, Help Viewer is an optional component that you have to manually select during installation. If you do not have this optional Visual Studio component, the ArcObjects .NET SDK setup will not install the ArcObjects .NET Help.

Resolution

1. Enable the Visual Studio 2017 Help Viewer component:



2. Modify the ArcObjects .NET Setup program to add the Visual Studio 2017 "Documentation" sub-feature:





You will now be able to access the ArcObjects .NET SDK help from within Visual Studio 2017 using the Help Viewer 2.3.


Note: If multiple editions of Visual Studio 2017 are installed on your machine, installing the ArcObjects Help Documentation feature will install it to all editions. Likewise when you uninstall the ArcObjects help, it is removed from all the editions of Visual Studio on the machine.