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SearchType Property

Determines the type of search functionality used in NetHelp.


Applies To


Help Target (NetHelp)





Java  search used in NetHelp


JavaScript  search used in NetHelp


The SearchType property chosen for NetHelp will depend upon the way your NetHelp files are installed.

If NetHelp will be installed locally, setting SearchType to JavaScript is recommended to avoid dependence on Java being installed on end-user machines. (JavaScript is the default SearchType setting.)

If NetHelp will be installed on a server, setting SearchType to Java is recommended (although JavaScript will also work) because the search will be slightly faster, and yield higher-quality results.  NetHelp deployed on a server does not require that Java be installed on end-user machines.

NetHelp JavaScript search supports wildcards * (any substring) and ?(any character).

Location (Help Target)

      Click the Project Icon.

      Make sure you have selected the NetHelp Help target from the Help Target Dropdown.

      Select the HelpTargets item from the left pane Tree View.

      The property is located under the Misc group in the Properties Pane.