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WINDEV
WindowsLinuxUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaReports and QueriesUser code (UMC)
WEBDEV
WindowsLinuxPHPWEBDEV - Browser code
WINDEV Mobile
AndroidAndroid Widget iPhone/iPadIOS WidgetApple WatchMac CatalystUniversal Windows 10 App
Others
Stored procedures
Summary
The table below presents the different help systems proposed to the users in a WINDEV or WINDEV Mobile application:
Tooltip
Status bar
Help window
Advanced tooltip
Help page
HLP file (Winhelp)
Level of helpShort help (a few words)Simple help (a sentence, the time, a progress bar, ...)Help that may contain several sentences.Advanced context-sensitive help (may contain images)Advanced help (help pages, links, summary, images, ...)Advanced help (help pages, links, summary, images, ...)
Create
  • Control description window, "Help" tab
  • Programming: ToolTip property
  • Control description window, "Help" tab
  • Programming: Message function or Message property
Control description window, "Help" tabHelp editor of WINDEV: Click in the quick access buttons. The element creation window appears: click "Architecture" then "Help".Help editor of WINDEV: Click in the quick access buttons. The element creation window appears: click "Architecture" then "Help".Help editor of WINDEV: Click in the quick access buttons. The element creation window appears: click "Architecture" then "Help".
Start the helpAutomatically started when the control is hovered by the mouse cursor.Automatically started (the window must have a status bar).
The information specific to a control is displayed when the control has focus.
Automatically started (F1 key).Advanced tooltip on a control
  • Open the icon of context-sensitive help in the window ("Style" tab of the description window)
  • Indicate the help file associated with the window ("Help" tab of the description window)
  • Specify the number of the page to display ("Help" tab of the control description window)
Started by programming (WHelp)Started by programming (WHelp)
Start the context-sensitive help on a window, a controlNot intended to be used this wayNot intended to be used this wayNot intended to be used this wayContext-sensitive help page on a control:
  • Specify the number of the page to display in the control description window.
  • Use the WHelp and NumHelp functions.
Context-sensitive help page on a control:
  • Specify the number of the page to display in the control description window.
  • Use the WHelp and NumHelp functions.
Advanced tooltip on a window
Not intended to be used this way
Context-sensitive help page on a window:
Use WHelp and specify the number of the page to display.
Context-sensitive help page on a window:
Use WHelp and specify the number of the page to display.
For more detailsHelping the userHelping the userHelping the userCreating the help (CHM or HLP)Creating the help (CHM or HLP)Creating the help (CHM or HLP)
Examples of help systems
Some examples of available help systems:
  • Tooltip:
  • Status bar:
  • Help window:
  • HLP file, advanced tooltip:
  • HLP file, help page:
  • CHM file:
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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