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Visual Studio 2008 MSDN Help Files display

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#1 sragone


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Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:42 PM


I'm not sure what has changed but whenever I try to access any MSDN help file from inside Visual Studio 2008, all I see is XML Code with the following bar across the top:

This website might not be displayed properly. The content of the webpage dows not match the type specified by the user. Click here for options.

When I click on the bar, I get a popup that says "Show restricted content". When I show the restricted content, the help page will correctly display, however every topic in MSDN
has the same problem. If I choose another topic and go back to a previous page, the XML code is once again displayed and I have to go through the whole process again.

I'm not sure if IE9 caused the problem or not. What I'd like to know is if there is a setting that I may have missed that will once again allow the MSDN help files to correctly display.
I've tried reinstalling the original MSDN that came on the installation DVD but the same problem persists.

Thanks in advance for any clues you can give me.


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