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Bug 35624 - What's this help
Summary: What's this help
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Help System (show other bugs)
Version: 3.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Jaroslav Havlin
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-08-21 11:03 UTC by mvinar
Modified: 2011-09-01 16:04 UTC (History)
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Description mvinar 2003-08-21 11:03:12 UTC
User problem:

User need:
One of the help that the user needs during his
work is not "how to perform something", but rather
"what does this control do". The typical Windows
"What's this" concept (cursor turns into a
question mark and help for a clicked element is
displayed in a tooltip) is a common solution in
such case.

Product requirement:
What's this help tool and contents
Comment 1 Richard Gregor 2003-08-28 08:34:14 UTC
There is extended implementation of Context Sensitive Help in javahelp
v2.0. Extension (dynamic CSH) was requested by somebody from NetBeans
I think (probably Jesse)because the first version of CSH introduced in
javahelp 1.0 wasn't sufficent. Each visual component could have
assigned help ID. CSH.DisplayHelpAfterTracking() is used by "what's
this" interface. 
There is new API for registering CSHManager which is responsible for
determining the ID based on cursor position, selection etc.  
Comment 2 Antonin Nebuzelsky 2008-11-14 15:21:33 UTC
Reassigning to the new "core/help system" owner obarbashov.
Comment 3 Alexei Mokeev 2009-03-05 13:58:06 UTC
Moving JH issues to Victor.