[Gambas-user] Help on Help? IDE operation experience
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Sat May 22 16:17:26 CEST 2021
Le 22/05/2021 à 05:31, John Anderson a écrit :
> Maybe a somewhat noob experience here and maybe I missed something -
> but maybe these could be future upgrades to think about - On Master
> Gambas 3.16.90 and stable 3.16.0 running on Linux Mint 20.1 here is what
> I'm running into. Please steer me the right direction if I've missed
> something obvious:
> 1) I know if I'm typing a keyword in the IDE, say I'm typing "Struct" I
> do get a small popup help box as an aid. Nice!. BUT If I go to help
> browser, is there a way to 'search for' a keyword?
No, but if you login to the Gambas wiki, there is a search box.
> I'm not seeing how
> that's done. In VB6 IDE you could highlight a keyword, hit F1 and wind
> up on that topic in help. That was a good feature. Is there a way to
> actually -search- help in this system?
You can hit F2 directly on a keyword, without selecting it, to get the
> For instance I was looking in the keyword list for CDouble or CDbl, and
> it took a while to realize it is CFloat in Gambas...for some reason. A
> way to search for the word "double" might have helped there.
> 2) On the help browser there is a button
> "https:\\gambas.sourceforge.net". Is that URL changeable?
> Why not
> "gambaswiki" or "GambasOne" forum for instance, or even search mailing
> list function? - there is Gambas information scattered in a lot of
It's just a random button. The help webview is a embedded webkit
browser, but you should better use a true browser if you want to search
for Gambas help.
> It would be cool if there was a consolidation of Gambas
> information in one place.
The wiki is the place for that. There is a page that should references
all such places ("Mailing-list & forums").
But for sure it could have a better presentation.
> 3) I notice once I click that URL button in the help browser, the help
> browser gets stuck on that page for that IDE session...apparently. I
> can't go back to regular help keyword list. At least that's what's
> happening here. Probably operator error?
You have to click on the "home" button to go back to the wiki home page.
> 4) I have "Firefox" checked as the defualt browser, but I guess the Help
> button always uses the help browser? I'm guessing so.
Yes, it's a WebView control.
> 5) Is there any more help documentation on "Get Started with Web Part
> 2" That topic just sort of trails off to nothing. I'd help write that
> once I knew what it was supposed to say <grin>.
I didn't write the first page, so I don't know why there is no second
page. What do you want to know that it not in that first page?
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