Best way to build online context sensitive help

Startbeitrag von issah am 16.07.2008 13:16

Hello,

I am about half way through a new application and I don't want to complete it before I start my user help docs. Going through the WD help, I cant seem to find any systematic way of implementing context sensitive online help. I know its all there, its just that I dont know how best to start. I am also afraid of losing the work I have done if I have to re-generate the help file subsequently.

A simple guide as to where to start and what to read would be great.

Thanks

issah

Antworten:

Hi issah,

use Help & Manual. I have lost many time with the help system from Windev ( it was WD8 - maybe it is now better ). You can integrate Help & Manual in a windev application without problems.

Christoph

von Christoph Erdmann - am 16.07.2008 13:57
Hi All,

Something else worth visiting is utilizing a Wiki. You install the wiki (ie MediaWiki ) on your web server which can be called with context calls which puts a person directly into a relative page.

you will need to develop a "help" class that you implement against the F1 key instead of using the windev dialog for help.

The benefits of using the centralized help system are pretty large.

Cheers!
Ken


von KenKnight - am 16.07.2008 14:14
I agree with Christoph.

I have been using Help and Manual for years now and it is very easy to use and I use it in WinDev without problems. Context sensitive help is super easy.

von Rich - am 16.07.2008 14:49
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