.MSHA File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .MSHA extension:

Microsoft Help Asset File

Microsoft Help Asset File

File used by MS Help Viewer 1.x, a Visual Studio component that helps developers author help documentation for software applications; saves the help manifest, which defines the help "Books" (help documents), which contain "Packages" (.MSHC help content files) to be installed.

MSHA files are saved in an XML format and can be authored with any text editor. The MS Help Viewer 1.x standard requires that they use the filename HelpContentSetup.MSHA.

NOTE: The MS Help Viewer 1.x format replaces the MS Help 2.x (.HXS) and Help 1.x (.CHM) formats.

HelpContentSetup.MSHA - The filename required by the Microsoft Help Viewer 1.x standard.

Software's name License Platforms
Microsoft Notepad Microsoft Notepad Bundled MacWindows
Microsoft Visual Studio Microsoft Visual Studio Commercial Windows
Other text editor Other text editor LinuxMacWindows
The Helpware Group FAR The Helpware Group FAR Free Trial Windows

Updated: March 5, 2012

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