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[pdt-dev] Changes in the Help system
- From: "Shalom Gibly" <shalom@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 18:11:46 +0300
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- Thread-topic: Changes in the Help system
Till now, there was
no connection between the PDT-Eclipse help system and the real PDT
help table of content (TOC).
I've made some
changes that will enable easy connection to the existing TOC by accessing an
interface that contains all the existing topics in the Help documentation.
The interface name
is IPHPHelpContextIds and it is located under org.eclipse.php.internal.ui
This interface is the connecting part
between the java code and the help-context id's that are defined in the
helpContexts.xml and directing the help system to the correct page in the PDT
This interface and the helpContexts.xml files were auto-generated using
the HelpContextGenerator class that was added to the PDT's
help plug-in (The generation was done by traversing the toc.xml of the help
Note that the
IPHPHelpContextsIds interface is indented according to the TOC and
contains comments with the paths to the help pages for the context
In order to connect
the help to your component (preferences page, dialog or any other part) you
should add a single line that will do the trick. For
go over the components that are under your responsibilities and add/update your
help context id's.
- In case
you are using a preferences block that extends that AbstractConfigurationBlockPreferencePage you should change
the getHelpId() method to reflect the TOC help id in
the IPHPHelpContextIds interface.
- Go over the
IPHPHelpContextIds interface constants to see if there are any
missing TOC topics that you would like to add (notify
- Any change
that you make in your code should be made to the HEAD and to
the R1_0_3_20080406 branch.