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Configuring navigation tabs in Infocenter [message #474711] Fri, 24 October 2008 15:29 Go to next message
Mike Melton is currently offline Mike MeltonFriend
Messages: 50
Registered: July 2009
Member
I've developed a standalone Infocenter and have been asked if it would be
easy to remove the keyword Index tab and only have the Contents and Search
Results tabs visible. (My initial response was "no," but I thought I
should ask.)

I've not seen any preferences that control which tabs are visible and have
seen no discussions about removing tabs or it mentioned in the
documentation. Has anyone tried this or possibly point me in the right
direction?

Thanks much!
Mike
Re: Configuring navigation tabs in Infocenter [message #474712 is a reply to message #474711] Fri, 24 October 2008 15:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: nospam_kowalskilee.gmail.com

Mike Melton wrote:
> I've developed a standalone Infocenter and have been asked if it would
> be easy to remove the keyword Index tab and only have the Contents and
> Search Results tabs visible. (My initial response was "no," but I
> thought I should ask.)
>
> I've not seen any preferences that control which tabs are visible and
> have seen no discussions about removing tabs or it mentioned in the
> documentation. Has anyone tried this or possibly point me in the right
> direction?
>
> Thanks much!
> Mike
>

Hi Mike

I thought that at one point in time, if none of the doc plug-ins
declared the index extension point and had no index entries, the Index
tab would not be displayed. I can't recall if this is still the case in
3.4. I won't be able to run a test to confirm until later today--but
that is a direction that you can start looking in.

--Lee Anne
Re: Configuring navigation tabs in Infocenter [message #474713 is a reply to message #474712] Fri, 24 October 2008 16:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Goldthorpe is currently offline Chris GoldthorpeFriend
Messages: 815
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
You are correct that at one time the index tab was only shown if there
was no index. The problem with this approach was that the act of
testing to see whether the index existed caused the entire index to be
read due to the way the APIs and internal data structures work. We only
want to read the index data when the user selects the index tab.

There is a customization to allow you to hide the index tab, it is
org.eclipse.help.base.indexView, which when set to false hides the index
view. I just looked for this in the documentation and could not find it,
it seems that this missed getting documented. I will fix that.

Lee Anne wrote:
> Mike Melton wrote:
>> I've developed a standalone Infocenter and have been asked if it would
>> be easy to remove the keyword Index tab and only have the Contents and
>> Search Results tabs visible. (My initial response was "no," but I
>> thought I should ask.)
>>
>> I've not seen any preferences that control which tabs are visible and
>> have seen no discussions about removing tabs or it mentioned in the
>> documentation. Has anyone tried this or possibly point me in the right
>> direction?
>>
>> Thanks much!
>> Mike
>>
>
> Hi Mike
>
> I thought that at one point in time, if none of the doc plug-ins
> declared the index extension point and had no index entries, the Index
> tab would not be displayed. I can't recall if this is still the case in
> 3.4. I won't be able to run a test to confirm until later today--but
> that is a direction that you can start looking in.
>
> --Lee Anne
Thanks Chris! [message #474714 is a reply to message #474713] Fri, 24 October 2008 17:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: nospam_kowalskilee.gmail.com

Hi Chris, thanks for the info about the customization. I had forgotten
about that, and is a better way to do it. Gives us the power to turn
on/off the display. :-)

Chris Goldthorpe wrote:
> You are correct that at one time the index tab was only shown if there
> was no index. The problem with this approach was that the act of
> testing to see whether the index existed caused the entire index to be
> read due to the way the APIs and internal data structures work. We only
> want to read the index data when the user selects the index tab.
>
> There is a customization to allow you to hide the index tab, it is
> org.eclipse.help.base.indexView, which when set to false hides the index
> view. I just looked for this in the documentation and could not find it,
> it seems that this missed getting documented. I will fix that.
>
> Lee Anne wrote:
>> Mike Melton wrote:
>>> I've developed a standalone Infocenter and have been asked if it
>>> would be easy to remove the keyword Index tab and only have the
>>> Contents and Search Results tabs visible. (My initial response was
>>> "no," but I thought I should ask.)
>>>
>>> I've not seen any preferences that control which tabs are visible and
>>> have seen no discussions about removing tabs or it mentioned in the
>>> documentation. Has anyone tried this or possibly point me in the
>>> right direction?
>>>
>>> Thanks much!
>>> Mike
>>>
>>
>> Hi Mike
>>
>> I thought that at one point in time, if none of the doc plug-ins
>> declared the index extension point and had no index entries, the Index
>> tab would not be displayed. I can't recall if this is still the case
>> in 3.4. I won't be able to run a test to confirm until later
>> today--but that is a direction that you can start looking in.
>>
>> --Lee Anne
Re: Configuring navigation tabs in Infocenter [message #474715 is a reply to message #474713] Fri, 24 October 2008 18:13 Go to previous message
Mike Melton is currently offline Mike MeltonFriend
Messages: 50
Registered: July 2009
Member
Thanks so much, Chris and Lee Anne. I added the following to my
plugin_customization.ini file:

org.eclipse.help.base/indexView=false

And that removed the Index tab. You guys rock!

Chris Goldthorpe wrote:

> There is a customization to allow you to hide the index tab, it is
> org.eclipse.help.base.indexView, which when set to false hides the index
> view. I just looked for this in the documentation and could not find it,
> it seems that this missed getting documented. I will fix that.
Re: Configuring navigation tabs in Infocenter [message #621656 is a reply to message #474711] Fri, 24 October 2008 15:57 Go to previous message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: nospam_kowalskilee.gmail.com

Mike Melton wrote:
> I've developed a standalone Infocenter and have been asked if it would
> be easy to remove the keyword Index tab and only have the Contents and
> Search Results tabs visible. (My initial response was "no," but I
> thought I should ask.)
>
> I've not seen any preferences that control which tabs are visible and
> have seen no discussions about removing tabs or it mentioned in the
> documentation. Has anyone tried this or possibly point me in the right
> direction?
>
> Thanks much!
> Mike
>

Hi Mike

I thought that at one point in time, if none of the doc plug-ins
declared the index extension point and had no index entries, the Index
tab would not be displayed. I can't recall if this is still the case in
3.4. I won't be able to run a test to confirm until later today--but
that is a direction that you can start looking in.

--Lee Anne
Re: Configuring navigation tabs in Infocenter [message #621657 is a reply to message #474712] Fri, 24 October 2008 16:20 Go to previous message
Chris Goldthorpe is currently offline Chris GoldthorpeFriend
Messages: 815
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
You are correct that at one time the index tab was only shown if there
was no index. The problem with this approach was that the act of
testing to see whether the index existed caused the entire index to be
read due to the way the APIs and internal data structures work. We only
want to read the index data when the user selects the index tab.

There is a customization to allow you to hide the index tab, it is
org.eclipse.help.base.indexView, which when set to false hides the index
view. I just looked for this in the documentation and could not find it,
it seems that this missed getting documented. I will fix that.

Lee Anne wrote:
> Mike Melton wrote:
>> I've developed a standalone Infocenter and have been asked if it would
>> be easy to remove the keyword Index tab and only have the Contents and
>> Search Results tabs visible. (My initial response was "no," but I
>> thought I should ask.)
>>
>> I've not seen any preferences that control which tabs are visible and
>> have seen no discussions about removing tabs or it mentioned in the
>> documentation. Has anyone tried this or possibly point me in the right
>> direction?
>>
>> Thanks much!
>> Mike
>>
>
> Hi Mike
>
> I thought that at one point in time, if none of the doc plug-ins
> declared the index extension point and had no index entries, the Index
> tab would not be displayed. I can't recall if this is still the case in
> 3.4. I won't be able to run a test to confirm until later today--but
> that is a direction that you can start looking in.
>
> --Lee Anne
Thanks Chris! [message #621658 is a reply to message #474713] Fri, 24 October 2008 17:37 Go to previous message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: nospam_kowalskilee.gmail.com

Hi Chris, thanks for the info about the customization. I had forgotten
about that, and is a better way to do it. Gives us the power to turn
on/off the display. :-)

Chris Goldthorpe wrote:
> You are correct that at one time the index tab was only shown if there
> was no index. The problem with this approach was that the act of
> testing to see whether the index existed caused the entire index to be
> read due to the way the APIs and internal data structures work. We only
> want to read the index data when the user selects the index tab.
>
> There is a customization to allow you to hide the index tab, it is
> org.eclipse.help.base.indexView, which when set to false hides the index
> view. I just looked for this in the documentation and could not find it,
> it seems that this missed getting documented. I will fix that.
>
> Lee Anne wrote:
>> Mike Melton wrote:
>>> I've developed a standalone Infocenter and have been asked if it
>>> would be easy to remove the keyword Index tab and only have the
>>> Contents and Search Results tabs visible. (My initial response was
>>> "no," but I thought I should ask.)
>>>
>>> I've not seen any preferences that control which tabs are visible and
>>> have seen no discussions about removing tabs or it mentioned in the
>>> documentation. Has anyone tried this or possibly point me in the
>>> right direction?
>>>
>>> Thanks much!
>>> Mike
>>>
>>
>> Hi Mike
>>
>> I thought that at one point in time, if none of the doc plug-ins
>> declared the index extension point and had no index entries, the Index
>> tab would not be displayed. I can't recall if this is still the case
>> in 3.4. I won't be able to run a test to confirm until later
>> today--but that is a direction that you can start looking in.
>>
>> --Lee Anne
Re: Configuring navigation tabs in Infocenter [message #621659 is a reply to message #474713] Fri, 24 October 2008 18:13 Go to previous message
Mike Melton is currently offline Mike MeltonFriend
Messages: 50
Registered: July 2009
Member
Thanks so much, Chris and Lee Anne. I added the following to my
plugin_customization.ini file:

org.eclipse.help.base/indexView=false

And that removed the Index tab. You guys rock!

Chris Goldthorpe wrote:

> There is a customization to allow you to hide the index tab, it is
> org.eclipse.help.base.indexView, which when set to false hides the index
> view. I just looked for this in the documentation and could not find it,
> it seems that this missed getting documented. I will fix that.
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