Created On:  31 January 2011

Problem:

Uninstalling a pre-GA version of Visual COBOL R3 does not remove the Visual COBOL R3 online documentation and prevents the online documentation from being updated by subsequent installations of Visual COBOL R3.

As a result, if you perform the following steps:

1. Install a pre-GA version of Visual COBOL R3.
2. Uninstall the pre-GA version of Visual COBOL R3.
3. Install the GA version of Visual COBOL R3.

The online documentation for Visual COBOL is as it was after you performed step 1.

Resolution:

To resolve this issue you need to manually remove the online documentation for the pre-GA version of Visual COBOL R3 then update the GA version of Visual COBOL R3 to include the correct online documentation.

Note: The following steps are for Windows 7 and will differ slightly for other versions of the Windows operating system.

To manually remove the online documentation for the pre-GA version of Visual COBOL R3:

1. Use the Run as administrator option to run Start > All Programs > Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 > Visual Studio Tools > Manage Help Settings - ENU. The Help Library Manager is displayed.

2. Click Remove content.

3. Click Remove in the Actions column of the Visual COBOL R3 row, then click the Remove button. The Help Library Manager displays messages as it removes the online documentation for Visual COBOL R3.

4. Click the Finish button once the removal is complete.

5. Click the Exit button to close the Help Library Manager.

To update the GA version of Visual COBOL R3 to include the correct online documentation perform one of the following:


Manually install the online documentation for Visual COBOL R3:

1. Use the Run as administrator option to run Start > All Programs > Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 > Visual Studio Tools > Manage Help Settings - ENU. The Help Library Manager is displayed.

2. Click Install content from disk.

3. Specify the following file in the Location of help media field then click the Next button:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Micro Focus\Visual COBOL 2010\
help\helpcontentsetup.msha

Note that this is the default location for this file. Its location on your PC could be different.

4. Click Add in the Actions column of the Visual COBOL R3 row, then click the Update button.
The Help Library Manager displays messages as it starts to add the Visual COBOL R3 online documentation.

5. If a Security Alert is displayed asking if you want to proceed, click Yes.
The Help Library Manager displays messages as it continues to add the Visual COBOL R3 online documentation.

6. Click the Finish button once the update is complete.

7. Click the Exit button to close the Help Library Manager.


Repair the GA version of Visual COBOL for R3:

1. Click Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.

2. Right-click Micro Focus Visual COBOL 2010 for Visual Studio and click Repair on the popup menu.

3. Follow the prompts displayed by the Visual COBOL installer.

Reinstall the GA version of Visual COBOL for R3. See the documentation that came with Visual COBOL R3 for information on how to do this.