It would be a really nice enhancement for the SandCastle Help File Builder to be able to accept various types of video formats as part of the <mediaLink> tag structure. Especially if the video could be played via clicking on a link embedded in a
The <mediaLink> element states in IntelliSense the following: "The media element represents media objects of any type. It is intended as a placeholder for images, audio and video. The rendering program will be responsible to render the referenced
object in a reasonable manner. This complex Type is intended as the content model for media referencing elements in the schema." And yet the <mediaLink> tag only accepts <image xlink:href=""/> sub-tag element.
I did some experimentation and found that I could play a video (.mp4) that was created via SnagIt for the web-site version of a SandCastle build. But it does not work for a CHM file. Here is the xml syntax:
<linkText>Video: How to create code examples</linkText>
BTW, in Windows 8.1, when you use the above <externalLink> syntax in a CHM and try to click on the video link you get the following message: "No apps are installed to open this type of link (ms-its)"