Creating context-sensitive help
SCOadmin includes a facility to connect context-sensitive help
to your management applications. SCOHelp uses a simple
mechanism to associate windows and window elements
(referred to hereafter as widgets) with text files.
The help system uses the following abstractions:
To create context-sensitive help:
a unique symbolic tag generated by SCOhelp that is used to
associate help with a window or widget. (This sum is
based on the full widget name, which can be quite long
and identifies its location in the widget tree)
the hierarchical arrangement of widget sums of a SCOadmin manager
a database file that associates widget sums with text files
a help topic file associated with one or more widget sums
a directory that contains all the help files for a manager
Dump the widget sums.
Create a help topic and help files.
Create a hook file for the topic.
Add the help topic to the system.
Test the help topic.
The procedures described here explain how to connect
HTML files to manager windows and window elements.
SCOHelp displayes these files when the <F1>
key is pressed, a Help button is activated,
or the Help menu is used.
Dumping the widget sums
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SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 -- 03 June 2005