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Menu Help option does not display anything

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:26 pm
by Malcolm
I mostly use the siLangRT component in my forms.
It has a Help option but I have never discovered how to make it 'work'.

Is there a way to view Help from these components?

I can see the Help files in the Program Files folders and access them directly. They are also to be found in the Registry with the correct paths.


Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:38 pm
by isiticov

At run-time the Help button just uses:

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And form's HelpContext is 10000. So if you application will have a help file and there will be a help topic with context ID=10000 then it will be displayed upon Help button click.
At design-time this button will display TsiLang's help file with the respective topic.

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:27 pm
by Malcolm
Thanks Igor

In my (win32) apps I use HTML Help accessed via ShellExecute(...) using context strings, so your components should not be able to call them.

It is only in the IDE that I have sometimes wanted to access the TsiLang Help files .. and that has not worked for me in recent years.
I was expecting your menu option, Help, to show your help file topic(s). :(

It works fine in the SIL Editor.

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:38 pm
by isiticov
Will check this...

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:04 am
by isiticov
Found and fixed the problem. The fix will apply in the next update release.

Thank you for reporting this!

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:22 am
by Malcolm
Thanks - I thought I was missing something obvious .. as usual.

I really like the checkbox to show/hide the 'widths tooltip'. :D
It used to frustrate me when it popped up and covered the cell I wanted to edit.

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:05 am
by Malcolm
Thanks, confirmed to be fixed in