Whidbey (May 2004 CTP) Documentation Bug

Thanks to Fredrik Normen for posting the fix!

The MSDN Library that shipped with the Visual Studio 2005 CTP for May, will not display any documents. It just searches and searches for the content. This can be fixed by doing the following tasks:

  1. Go to C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedhelp whidbey
  2. Open the file dexplore.exe.config
  3. Change the following lines:

        <supportedRuntime version=”v2.0.40507″ safemode=”true”/> 
        <requiredRuntime version=”v2.0.40507″ safemode=”true”/>


        <supportedRuntime version=”v2.0.40426″ safemode=”true”/>
        <requiredRuntime version=”v2.0.40426″ safemode=”true”/>

    To make the search function to work, do the following steps:

  1. Delete this folder C:Documents and SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftMSDN8.0
  2. Open the MSDN help, ignoring the error.
  3. Go to Tools – Options – Help – Online section and uncheck the “Use Online Content” box.