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Re: possible to open a help page in a view? [message #594344] Sat, 24 November 2007 18:04
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Philipp Simon wrote:
> Hey guys,
> is it possible to open the help system in a view and let it show a
> specific .html /.xhtml file?
> my aim is:
> one editor with a view next to it. the view contains the help system
> (like it does with context sensitive help). depending on the actions the
> user takes in the editor the help view shows different help resources.
> the 2 things i can realize at the moment is to open a resource in the
> help system thats fine but it opens a new shell ( or whatever it is at
> least it sits at the top of the workbench and sits in front of it which
> is not the desired result). The second thing is to use contexts and open
> the "dynamichelp". while this one uses a view and its even possible to
> navigate to the resource i want to show by hand it allways starts with
> this screen where it shows topics fitting (and not the resources) to the
> current context and more annoying is that it allways adds a search. i
> allready did some IContextprovider and IContext implementations but
> setting e.g. the search phrase to null doesnt remove this search section
> at least. so to sum it up both ways dont fit. The best thing would be if
> i could just create this dynamichelp with a given ressource but i
> somehow miss the way how to achieve this. Since this view thing is
> capable of showing html files that are added thorugh a toc i somehow
> have the feeling that i simply miss something essential :/.
> Any help appreciated and sorry in case this newsgroup is the wrong place
> to ask but i did not find the one explicitly belonging to
> somehow and this one seemed to fit best.


There is a newsgroup for topics specifically about the help system,
forms, cheat sheets, etc. All of those are grouped under the area of
"user assistance", and the newsgroup is

I'm adding to the list of newsgroups so that the
thread can continue there. The committers for that area of Eclipse
monitor that newsgroup.

Lee Anne
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