Opening a CHM help file from a program built using and older version of Delphi

Courtesy of The Helpware Group, the Delphi HH Kit is a free download for Delphi 2/3/4/5/6/7... It consists of two units and a document file. The first unit is a port of the C++ header file "HtmlHelp.h". The second one is a library of HTML help related functions. Two versions exists based on the Delphi compiler capabilities:

  • Download "The Kit" version 2.1 - Size: 32KB, 3-Dec-2009
    • Unicode version now compatible with Delphi 6/7/... Delphi 2010.
    • HH_Funcs.pas utility now compiles under D2010. ANSI and Unicode versions of funcs.
    • HH.pas - HTMLHelp()  function defaults to either ANSI or Unicode depending on the version of Delphi.
  • Download "The Kit" version 1.09 - Size: 32KB, 27-Aug-2008
    • ANSI version for Delphi 2/3/4/5/6/...
    • Fix bug with Windows Vista compatibility.
    • Updated D6OnHelpFix.pas to fix small memory leak on shutdown.