Why is online help not available?

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yobyot
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Why is online help not available?

Post by yobyot » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:59 am

Product, version and build:
64 bit version of product: PowerShell Studio 2016 5.2.127
Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit 10.0.14393 (aka 1607)
PowerShell Version: 5.1.14393

Hello,

In the attached screenshot, Online help is greyed out. Can someone suggest a setting I might have turned off or not set to make Online PowerShell help unavailable?

Thanks.
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Re: Why is online help not available?

Post by DevinL » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:08 am

This appears to be a bug, I've reproduced it on my end and as far as I know the Online Help should be available for the About Topics.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, I've alerted the developers and when I get some more information I'll be sure to post it here.
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Re: Why is online help not available?

Post by DevinL » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:52 pm

I spoke with the developers and turns out this isn't a bug, it goes based off what is available through PowerShell and PowerShell doesn't store the online addresses of about_Topics since they're just text files.

For example if you were to run Get-Help about_Try_Catch_Finally -Online then it would return an error since there's no online link associated with it. However, Get-Help Get-ChildItem -Online would open a webpage that is assigned to that specific cmdlet because the cmdlet has an online link assigned to it.
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