|The DrWimp C Application Builder|
|External Help Buttons Part 2.|
|Continuing on from the example in Part 1 all that needs to be done now is place the External Help Button in the template the help information applies to. So, drag the !DrWimpC application icon from its filer window into the !DrWimpC applications list and begin a template edit on the newapp template in template file DrWimpCtmpl.|
|3. Place the External Help Icon into the target template.|
|3a. <Adjust> click on the DrWimpCtmpl template file name to keep the Projmenu open. then navigate to the newapp Template submenu as shown and start a template edit by selecting the 'Edit Template' menu item.|
3a. Additional Notes.
The greyed out elements are due to !DrWimpC being a released DrWimpC application that contains only run time components. Certain elements can still be changed such as redefining the Shortcut key codes (perhaps in case of a clash with another application. The application's template and menus can also be edited, colours and
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|The newapp template before the Template Edit.|
|3b. Adding the External Help Icon.|
In the newapp template loaded into the template editor add a new icon of button type 'Click', and name in the validation string of
This matches the name in the equivalent template inside the MyHelptmpl template file !MyHelp.Resources.UK directory. This name is what links the icon in the DrWimpC newapp template to the help command associated with the icon in the !MyHelp template. The name must be fully qualified by the application name, template file and window definition name to correctly make the link.
I've also given the icon in the DrWimpC newapp template a border type of r6.3. That is also specified in the validation string (before the ;N clause)..
When you have made these changes save the DrWimpC newapp template.
The image below shows the saved template.
|3c. Testing the Result.|
Make sure the !StrongHelp application has been seen by the Filer.
The next time !DrWimpC is run the new template definition will be used. To test it,
navigate to the New Application window and click on the Help icon. If all is well and the icon names have been correctly entered and match you will see the Root page of the DrWimpC Functional API displayed.
|3d. The DrWimpC Functional API Manual Root page should be displayed when the new Help button is <Select>ed or the F1 key is pressed.|
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