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ADO help is not displayed when you reference the ADO 2.7 or later Object Library


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Symptoms

When you add a reference to the ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) 2.7 or later Object Library in Microsoft Visual Basic Editor, and then you press F1 to obtain context-sensitive Help for ADO, a blank window may appear in Microsoft Visual Basic Help.

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Resolution

To obtain the Help for ADO 2.7 or later, you must download and then install the Windows Platform Core SDK. To download the Windows Platform Core SDK, visit the following Microsoft Web site:After you install the Windows Platform Core Software Development Kit (SDK), follow these steps to obtain Help for the appropriate ADO topic:
  1. Start Platform SDK documentation. To do this, click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Platform SDK Month Year, and then click Platform SDK Documentation.

    Note The name of the Microsoft Platform SDK Month Year command may change for the latest available version of the Windows Platform Core SDK.
  2. In the Platform SDK documentation, search for the required topic.

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More information

Steps to reproduce the problem

  1. Start Microsoft Access.
  2. Open the sample database that is named Northwind.mdb.
  3. Press ALT+F11 to start Microsoft Visual Basic Editor.
  4. On the Tools menu, click References.
  5. On the References - Northwind dialog box, click Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects 2.7 Library or later in the Available References list.
  6. Add the following code to a module:
    Public Sub TestADO27()
       Dim vTest As ADODB.Field
    End Sub
  7. In the Visual Basic Editor, select Field, and then press F1. A blank window for Microsoft Visual Basic Help appears.

    Note If you add a reference to the Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects 2.5 Library, the appropriate Help topic appears.

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References

For additional information about ADO 2.6 Help, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
295194 � ADO Help does not work if you reference ADO 2.6 Object Library

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Keywords: KB827041, kbbug, kbhelpfile, kbregistry, kbpending, kbprogramming

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Article Info
Article ID : 827041
Revision : 6
Created on : 5/28/2004
Published on : 5/28/2004
Exists online : False
Views : 287