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Online help
Hello, I want my Workbench application (ReAction GUI) to provide online help / documentation, say AmigaGuide or normal text, not decided yet. The target is OS 4.1.1. How to achieve this? Thanks, regards
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Depends on how you define
Depends on how you define "Online". If you mean simply opening an AmigaGuide file when the "Help" key is pressed, then this is quite simple. If you mean go and fetch a document from an internet resource and display it, that can be a little more tricky, although you have launch-handler to help out, which is preconfigured to allow simply "typing" or "opening" a URL. The launch-handler docs will show you how this is achievable. Simon
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Thanks. I was actually
Thanks. I was actually meaning, how to open a local AmigaGuide / plain text file to provide user help / documentation on the fly, while the application is running.
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Perhaps OpenAmigaGuide() and
Perhaps OpenAmigaGuide() and related functions from amigaguide.library would be a good starting point.:-) Otherwise you could open a text file yourself and render it into a window by whatever means.
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@massi I was actually
@massi
I was actually meaning, how to open a local AmigaGuide / plain text file to provide user help / documentation on the fly, while the application is running.
Please drop me an e-mail at dan dot jedlicka @ seznam dot cz, I'll send you the source code for my AmigaGuide class, which implements AG help as a BOOPSI class. It's really easy to use in your own program.
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@Massi There is a shell
@Massi There is a shell command "openguide" at OS4Depot that might be simpler to use. Just launch the command asynchronously with the disired args. There is minimal control of the open amigaguide with arexx commands.
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