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FOR WINDEV, WEBDEV AND WINDEV MOBILE

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  • Overview
  • Online help
  • Overview
  • How to display the help
  • Starting the Internet online help from the product
  • Context-sensitive help
  • Guide
WINDEV
WindowsLinuxUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaReports and QueriesUser code (UMC)
WEBDEV
WindowsLinuxPHPWEBDEV - Browser code
WINDEV Mobile
AndroidAndroid Widget iPhone/iPadApple WatchUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows Mobile
Others
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How to access the help?
Overview
WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile include several methods for accessing the help system at any time:
  • The context-sensitive help.
Online help

Overview

The online help is common to all the products: WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile.
The local help is proposed by default (by using the files installed on the development computer). It is displayed in a specific help browser.
If your computer is equipped with an Internet access, the help page currently found in the "Help browser" can be displayed in its Internet version ("View the corresponding page on Internet" link).
The Internet online help is available from any computer equipped with an Internet access, without the product being necessarily installed. This help is updated on a regular basis.
Each Web user can add comments about the documentation pages: personal notes, examples, links, ...

How to display the help

The help can be accessed:
  • via "? .. Index of the help" of the editor. This option is used to access the help pages via the keywords that have been defined on these pages.
  • via "? .. Summary" of the editor. This option is used to access the information classified by theme. Each theme can be "expanded".
  • via "? .. Find" of the editor. This option is used to perform a search on all the help pages accessible from this file. All you have to do is type the sought expression. This expression will be sought in all the help pages. All the pages containing the specified words are listed and they can be displayed.
The help can be accessed from the editor: on the "Home" pane, in the "Online help" group, expand "Help". The following options are available:
  • "Help index". This option is used to access the help pages via the keywords that have been defined on these pages.
  • "Summary". This option is used to access the information classified by theme. Each theme can be "expanded".
  • "Find in the help...". This option is used to perform a search on all the help pages accessible from this file. All you have to do is type the sought expression. This expression will be sought in all the help pages. All the pages containing the specified words are listed and they can be displayed.
Furthermore, you also have the ability to press the F1 key or to click the button to get the help corresponding to the current window or to the selected function (for example, press F1 to display the help about the function currently typed in the code editor).

Starting the Internet online help from the product

To start the Internet online help from the product:
  1. Select "Tools .. Options .. General options of XXX".On the "Home" pane, in the "Environment" group, expand "Options" and select "General options of XXX".
  2. In the "Help" tab, select the access mode to the help database: "Use the help base by Internet" as well as the preferred language.
  3. Validate.
Note: To go back to the local help, all you have to do is display the same screen and select "Use the local help database".
Context-sensitive help
This help provides detailed information about the parameters of the different configuration screens. This type of help is accessible from the description windows of the controls.
To display the context-sensitive help:
  1. Click or press F1.
  2. Click the control for which the context-sensitive help must be displayed. A detailed tooltip is displayed.
Guide
The guide is used to display the help, the wizards or the examples available in WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV Mobile.
To use the guide:
  1. Select "? .. Show the guide". The screen used to perform a search in the guide is displayed.On the "Home" pane, in the "Online help" group, expand "Help" and select "See the guide". The window used to perform a search in the guide is displayed.
  2. Type the keyword for your search. The similar keywords and the available help systems are automatically displayed.
  3. Choose the requested document and click the "Open" button.
See The guide for more details.
See also
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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