HelpStudio 2017.1 Release Note

Update 17.1.32

Released on 6/6/2018 7:15:54 PM

This update contains fixes for issues resolved since update 17.1.22.

Additional handling of the query string has been added to mitigate phishing attacks that suffix a query string containing a specific url rather than a topic name
Generic argument brackets are double encoded in light template ToC - e.g. GenericType<T> is shown incorrectly as GenericType&lt;T&gt;
XmlException when cloning topics or importing (caused by corrupt / empty topic locale file)
Shortened Alias Filenames does not get disabled until application restart
Exception in MSHV build if Visual Studio 2012 Installed
System.NullReferenceException during Build
Search term highlighting not working in CHM output
Script errors when building content containing Glossary Items in a non-unicode Locale
ArgumentException when clicking the Browse button on the New Project dialog with an empty directory name
Item Property Filtering Rule cannot be used on a HelpStudio only installation
Search term highlighting not working in CHM output
Crash when clicking nested DIV with an inline height or width style value in the page map
In This Topic section rendered incorrectly when using the Build Profile Topic Settings
Commands on the Backstage Application menu are disabled after closing a Project

Update 17.1.22

Released on 1/16/2018 8:20:56 AM

This update adds digital signatures to the .exe files contained in the setup to avoid Windows Defender false positive virus alerts.

Update 17.1.21

Released on 11/7/2017 7:58:56 PM

This update contains fixes for issues resolved since update 17.1.19.

Some virus checkers were reporting a false positive for a process run as part of the setup

Initial Release (2017.1.19)

Released on 9/4/2017 11:56:17 AM

Initial release of HelpStudio 2017.1

Microsoft Help Viewer 2.3 Support
Support for Microsoft Help Viewer 2.3, the updated version of Microsoft Help Viewer included with Visual Studio 2017. Output that targets Microsoft Help Viewer will now automatically register with Microsoft Help Viewer 2.3 if it is installed locally, a link to view the generated output will be included in the Build Results and batch files will be generated with the commands necessary to deploy help to Microsoft Help Viewer 2.3 on other machines.
Move and Rename Other Files
It is now possible to move and rename Other Files directly on the Project Explorer. References to the moved and renamed Other Files (e.g. images, Widgets and links) are automatically updated. To round off this new functionality, it is now also possible to create new Other Files folders from the Project Explorer. Source Control integrated projects are fully supported.
New "Light" Templates
A new set of templates have been introduced inspired by the latest Microsoft Documentation style. These new templates introduce a simplified and fresh layout and typography featuring a frameless design with in-page Table of Contents navigation, a right hand action bar with automatic "In this Topic" support and a page layout that is responsive to the available screen width. The new Templates are available for every supported documentation type.
Improved Copy to Clipboard
The support for Copy to Clipboard in Colorized Example Code widgets has been improved and removes the dependency on Adobe Flash. Copying to clipboard now results in a subtle notification that appears beside the "Copy Code" button when clicked.
Phrase Search with 4 words can cause a blank search tab
Exception running a build in environments where the Windows Task Bar is not available (e.g. on Citrix Receiver)
Copy Code functionality has been enhanced to remove flash dependency
The Copy Code functionality has been enhanced to remove the need for browser flash support when using the Classic, Material or Light templates.