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Extensive Context Dependent Help [message #1220202] Tue, 10 December 2013 11:08 Go to next message
Suminda Sirinath Salpitikorala Dharmasena is currently offline Suminda Sirinath Salpitikorala Dharmasena
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Provide context based help system when a user clicks a particular area open a pop up with what the user can do in this context. If the user has not done something, added something or created a particular artifact provide context based indeligent help on this.
Re: Extensive Context Dependent Help [message #1220369 is a reply to message #1220202] Wed, 11 December 2013 11:06 Go to previous message
Pierre-Charles David is currently offline Pierre-Charles David
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Hi.

Le 10/12/2013 12:08, Suminda Sirinath Salpitikorala Dharmasena a écrit :
> Provide context based help system when a user clicks a particular area
> open a pop up with what the user can do in this context. If the user has
> not done something, added something or created a particular artifact
> provide context based indeligent help on this.

Thanks for the feedback. Each Sirius-based modeler is different and
targets a different kinds of user (sometimes domain experts, sometimes
non-technical people...), so it is really the job of a modeler specifier
to decide what kind of guidance he wants to offer.

Sirius already provides several mechanisms in the modeler definition
language for context-sensitive behavior, like for example Tool Filters,
which can be used to hide/reveal tools in the palette depending on the
state of the model. The behavior of the tools themselves can be as smart
and context-sensitive as you want to make them.

You can also use standard Eclipse mechanisms, like a custom view
reacting to the current selection to show " what the user can do in this
context", cheat-sheets, etc.

I you have a more specific requirement which can not be addressed using
the existing mechanism, I encourage you to create a bugzilla with the
specific details.

Regards,
Pierre-Charles David
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