Assistance Platform (AP) is part of a new approach to help in Windows Vista. This approach is both more integrated with the software and more focused on user tasks. AP is the technology used to deliver Help for windows vista. It takes the MAML content and presents it to the user in an appropriate location.
Rather than present user assistance information as one help file with a large Table Of Contents, it can now appear in the following locations:
AP Wokrflow (Programming Windows Help PDC03)
- Well-designed app UI
- Assistance directly in app UI
- Help Pane and Help Center
- User community
- Your product support center