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  • Summary
  • Tooltip
  • Status bar
  • Help window
  • Advanced tooltip
  • Help page
  • HLP file (Winhelp)
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Summary
In a WINDEV application, users have multiple help features at their disposal:
  • Tooltip.
  • Status bar.
  • Help window.
  • Advanced tooltip.
  • Help page.
  • HLP file.

Tooltip

  • Level of help: Short help (a few words)
  • How to create it:
    • Control description window, "Help" tab
    • Programming: ToolTip property
  • How to display the help: Automatically displayed when hovering over a given control.
  • For more details, see: User help

Status bar

  • Level of help: Simple help (sentence, time, progress bar, etc.)
  • How to create it:
    • Control description window, "Help" tab
    • Programming: Message function or Message property
  • How to display the help: Automatic on any window with a status bar.
    The information specific to a control is displayed when the control has focus.
  • For more details, see: User help

Help window

  • Level of help: Help message that can contain a few sentences.
  • How to create it: Control description window, "Help" tab
  • How to display the help: F1 key.
  • For more details, see: User help

Advanced tooltip

  • Level of help: Advanced context-sensitive help (may contain images).
  • How to create it: WINDEV help editor: Click in the quick access buttons. The creation window appears: click "Architecture" then "Help".
  • How to display the help:
    1. Advanced tooltip on a control:
      • Show context-sensitive help icon in the window ("Style" tab of the description window)
      • Indicate the help file associated with the window ("Help" tab of the description window)
      • Specify the number of the page to display ("Help" tab of the control description window)
  • For more details, see: Creating the help (CHM or HLP)

Help page

  • Level of help: Advanced help (help pages, links, summary, images, etc.).
  • How to create it: WINDEV help editor: Click in the quick access buttons. The creation window appears: click "Architecture" then "Help".
  • How to display the help: Programmatically (WHelp)
  • How to display the context help of a window or control:
    1. Context-sensitive help page on a control:
      • Specify the number of the page to display in the control description window.
      • Use the WHelp and NumHelp functions.
    2. Context-sensitive help page on a window:
      • Use WHelp and specify the number of the page to display.
  • For more details, see: Creating the help (CHM or HLP)

HLP file (Winhelp)

  • Level of help: Advanced help (help pages, links, summary, images, etc.).
  • How to create it: WINDEV help editor: Click in the quick access buttons. The creation window appears: click "Architecture" then "Help".
  • How to display the help: Programmatically (WHelp)
  • How to display the context help of a window or control:
    1. Context-sensitive help page on a control:
      • Specify the number of the page to display in the control description window.
      • Use the WHelp and NumHelp functions.
    2. Context-sensitive help page on a window:
      • Use WHelp and specify the number of the page to display.
  • For more details, see: Creating the help (CHM or HLP)
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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