Re: .NET 2.0 documentation converted from HXS to structured text

  • From: "Octavian Rasnita" <orasnita@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 15:24:31 +0300

I don't understand. What SDK should we get?

Maybe I didn't understand correctly, but I understand that Jamal converted the MSDN of into .chm and .txt format...


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I feel that people should get the SDK if they want the CHM files because
that would assure them of always getting the most up-to-date files.

Jim because

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Hi Inthane,
The conversions went from .hxs to .htm to .txt.  I still have the 90 or
so .chm files, which I saved for folks who may prefer that.  They are
huge -- too big for my server space at present, so I would like to use
anonymous FTP to copy them to someone else's server who can make them
available.  They still have cryptic names, so someone may also want to
rename them to something more meaningful based on an inspection of the

On Sat, 29 Sep 2007, inthaneelf wrote:

Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 19:12:07 -0700
From: inthaneelf <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: .NET 2.0 documentation converted from HXS to structured text


do you still have the html copies? if so could you pass me a copy of them

btw, I was working on putting some of the new stuff on the grabbag pages
the moment so will include this one, smile

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jamal Mazrui" <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>;
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 7:27 AM
Subject: .NET 2.0 documentation converted from HXS to structured text

> Now available at
> This large zip archive (about 25 megabytes compressed) contains
> text versions of documentation for developing with the Microsoft .NET
> Framework.  The documentation was converted from files in Microsoft
Help 2
> format (.hxs extension) that were installed with the Express Editions
> Visual C# 2005, Visual Basic 2005, and SQL Server 2005.  The purpose is
> provide an alternate format that may be easier to search, browse, and
> for some users of screen reader programs, as compared to the nonvisual
> usability provided by Microsoft Document Explorer or other readers of
> native help format.
> The .hxs files were initially converted to HTML with ABC Amber HXS
> Converter, which is commercially available from
> Subsequently, Custom utilities eliminated redundant header or footer
> and created structured text that may be used with any text reader.
> use is particularly convenient with programs that implement the "Homer
> editor interface," e.g., EdSharp, which is freely available at
> About 90 File names, -- listed below -- were changed from cryptic
> abbreviations to meaningful phrases by inspecting their initial
> Since the conversions involve approximations, they are intended to make
> valuable content more accessible, rather than attempt error-free
> translations.
> Jamal Mazrui
> jamal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [List of files included in]
> .NET Framework Deployment Features.txt
> .NET Framework Tools.txt
> About Visual Studio Express Help.txt
> Accessibility for People with Disabilities.txt
> Accessing Data.txt
> ADO.NET.txt
> ASP.NET Reference.txt
> Building ASP.NET Applications.txt
> Building, Debugging, and Testing.txt
> C# Compiler Options.txt
> C# Programming Guide.txt
> ClickOnce Reference.txt
> Code Snippets Schema Reference.txt
> Component Model.txt
> Configuring ASP.NET Applications.txt
> Creating Windows-based Applications.txt
> Customizing and Automating the Development Environment.txt
> Debugging in Visual Studio.txt
> Debugging Native Code.txt
> Debugging Web Applications.txt
> Debugging.txt
> Deploying Applications and Components.txt
> Design Guidelines for Developing Class Libraries.txt
> Designing and Viewing Classes and Types.txt
> Developing Custom ASP.NET Server Controls.txt
> Development Fundamentals.txt
> Editing Code and Resource Files.txt
> Encoding and Localization.txt
> Getting Started with the .NET Framework.txt
> Getting Started with Visual Studio.txt
> Graphics and Drawing in Windows Forms.txt
> Guidelines and Best Practices.txt
> Help for Visual Basic 6.0 Users.txt
> How to Create a Simple-Bound Control on a Windows Form.txt
> How-to and Walkthrough Directory.txt
> Interoperability.txt
> Managing Solutions, Projects, and Files.txt
> Microsoft Document Explorer Help.txt
> Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Books Online.txt
> Navigating Through Code.txt
> New in the .NET Framework.txt
> Overview of Visual Database Tools.txt
> Project Error Messages.txt
> Putting Controls on Windows Forms.txt
> QuickStarts.txt
> Remote Objects.txt
> Remote.txt
> Security.txt
> Serialization.txt
> Setting Editor Options.txt
> Side-by-Side Execution.txt
> Solution, Project, and File User Interface Elements.txt
> SQL Errors.txt
> System Namespace.txt
> System Requirements.txt
> System.Configuration.txt
> System.Diagnostics.txt
> System.Drawing.txt
> System.Net.txt
> System.Text.txt
> System.Web Namespace.txt
> System.Web.txt
> System.Web.UI.txt
> System.Windows.Forms.txt
> System.XML.txt
> Transaction Processing.txt
> Using the Toolbox.txt
> Viewing Classes, Members, and Symbols.txt
> Visual Basic Express Sample Applications.txt
> Visual Basic Guided Tour.txt
> Visual Basic Language Concepts.txt
> Visual Basic Programming Guide.txt
> Visual Basic Sample Applications.txt
> Visual C# Code Editor Features.txt
> Visual C# Express.txt
> Visual C# Samples.txt
> Visual Database Tools.txt
> Visual Studio Commands and Switches.txt
> Visual Studio Error Messages.txt
> Visual Studio Reference.txt
> Visual Studio Settings.txt
> Visual Studio Template Schema Reference.txt
> Web Services.txt
> Windows Forms Applications in the .NET Framework.txt
> Windows Forms Controls.txt
> Working with Classes and Other Types.txt
> Writing Serviced Components.txt
> XML Documents and Data.txt
> XML Editor.txt
> XML Standards Reference.txt
> XML Web Services.txt
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