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West Wind Html Help Builder


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 9/8/2016.

Help Builder is a documentation creation tool for end users and developers alike. Focused on easy content creation, Help Builder provides a productive work flow using a text optimized editor using the popular Markdown editing format. Simply type your text and easily add topic cross links, external Web links, images, screen captures, tables and other text markup using either Markdown syntax or our toolbar options.

Help Builder can be used for documentation, but it's also a great tool for creating references, FAQs, code snippet and brainstorming repos, or any free form text storage. It's a great way to organize and search free form text and recover it later. When you're done creating content simply publish your content to your Web site using FTP, or create a CHM help file, Word or PDF document to share your content.

For developers Help Builder supports importing information from a variety of sources like classes, databases and entire libraries for full featured development documentation. Import .NET class libraries, SQL Server databases, COM Objects and Web Services. Imported documentation can be further amended and you can mix both imported and manually edited content. Syntax coloring support for most common languages lets you create very interactive and code centric developer documentation.

To install West Wind Html Help Builder, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install westwindhtmlhelpbuilder --version 5.0.230

To upgrade West Wind Html Help Builder, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade westwindhtmlhelpbuilder --version 5.0.230


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'WestwindHtmlHelpBuilder'
    $fileType = 'exe'
    $url = ''
    $silentArgs = '/q'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$fileType" "$silentArgs" "$url"  -validExitCodes $validExitCodes

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Rick Strahl
  • West Wind Technologies


West Wind Technologies, 1996-2016


Release Notes

Version 5.0 is a major update. It includes: New rich text editor for text input, Markdown editing support, new HTML5 based themeing engine, inline spell checking and spell high lighting for various languages, importing existing CHM files and more.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
West Wind Html Help Builder 5.9 95 Friday, June 15, 2018 approved
West Wind Html Help Builder 5.8 126 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 approved
West Wind Html Help Builder 5.5.1 103 Saturday, February 24, 2018 approved
West Wind Html Help Builder 5.5.0 156 Sunday, February 11, 2018 approved
West Wind Html Help Builder 5.4.0 226 Friday, October 20, 2017 approved
West Wind Html Help Builder 5.2.0 214 Friday, August 18, 2017 approved
West Wind Html Help Builder 5.1.8 204 Tuesday, June 6, 2017 approved
West Wind Html Help Builder 5.1.5 181 Sunday, June 4, 2017 approved
West Wind Html Help Builder 5.1.0 173 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 approved
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