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SHG file layout. SHG Bitmap Header or . SHG) File Format — 29 Hotspots As stated earlier, the difference between . SHG files is hotspots. 2) of a . S H G file. They too are bro- ken into four general sections: hotspot header, hotspot records, macro strings, and pairs of context IDs and context strings. 1) has three fields. The hhVersion field is the version of hotspot records you are dealing with. SHG file. hhContextOffset has the offset to the list of context strings and context IDs relative to the end of the array of HOTSPOTRECORDs (see below).

HPJ), such as copyright notice, secondary window information, etc. |TOPIC This is the biggest and most complex of all the internal files. This file contains all of the actual text from the topics, including formatting information. |TTLBTREE Contains a list of topic titles with their associated offsets into the |TOPIC file. |bmx These are bitmap files referred to by the topics. "x" is a sequential whole number beginning at zero. If you have three bitmaps, they'd be referred to as |bm0, |bm1, and |bm2.

From there, a simple linear search of the node would provide the filename quickly. Although b-trees save little time for small files (100Kb or less), for larger files, it can provide a tremendous boost in performance. Microsoft was obviously looking ahead to the days of 300Mb help files. These large numbers can come up in other places too, such as the Topic Titles b-tree, KeyWord b-trees, and so on. These are all kept in internal files and can grow quite large with large . H L P files. 1 B-tree structure made up of index nodes and leaf nodes.

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