Creating Help resources fails on S60 5th Edition Emulator (Known Issue)

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Devices(s): Emulator (SDK v0.9)
Platform(s): S60 5th Edition (initial release)
S60 5th Edition
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Created: User:Technical writer 1 (26 Nov 2008)
Last edited: hamishwillee (01 Aug 2012)


The Symbian Help file is not shown in the Emulator in the S60 5th Edition v0.9 SDK.

When creating a project using a Carbide project template for a GUI application (such as HelloWorld), the help file is not copied correctly. It should be copied to the \S60_5th_Edition_SDK_v0.9\epoc32\winscw\c\resource\help folder. However, this folder does not exist in the S60 5th Edition SDK, and copying the file fails. Instead, build_help.mk generates a file named "help" in the resource folder.

How to reproduce

Check that the help folder does not exist in the \S60_5th_Edition_SDK_v0.9\epoc32\winscw\c\resource\ folder. Create and compile a project using the HelloWorld template. A file called "help" is created in the resource folder.


Delete the file named help (without an extension) from \S60_5th_Edition_SDK_v0.9\epoc32\winscw\c\resource\ if it exists.

Add a line to build_help.mk to make sure that the help folder exists:

  ifeq (WINS,$(findstring WINS, $(PLATFORM)))
'''mkdir $(EPOCROOT)epoc32\$(PLATFORM)\c\resource\help'''
copy test_0xE8666678.hlp $(EPOCROOT)epoc32\$(PLATFORM)\c\resource\help

Alternative solution

Manually add the help folder to \S60_5th_Edition_SDK_v0.9\epoc32\winscw\c\resource\.

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