[fxruby-users] Help widget: suggestion?
riccardo at fisica.uniud.it
Tue Jan 11 09:30:52 EST 2005
Hi to all
thanks for replies and suggestions :)
On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 20:47:14 -0800, Joel VanderWerf
<vjoel at path.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> Riccardo Giannitrapani wrote:
>> Dear all FXRuby users
>> I'm writing to ask for a suggestion; I need to display some
>> documentation in my FXRuby application for the user, nothing
>> particularly complicate .. till now my solution was to generate HTML
>> pages and than, from the GUI, to start a browser to load that HTML
>> pages .. on windows this is quite easy ('start doc\\index.html' or
>> something like this), while on Linux I've found around some code (in
>> the FOX community page) to guess the browser installed (Mozilla,
>> Firefox, whatever) .. now, althought this is working, I'm wondering if
>> I really need to start an external application for my user help .. I've
>> seen in the examples of FXruby (the texteditor) that help is shown as a
>> simple dialog with text inside .. just wondering is someone has worked
>> on this and end up with some nice widgets and/or suggestions ..
> In the app I'm currently working on, there are two things for help.
> There is a quick "tip" window (attached) for short info. It's just
> FXText in tabs, run as a non-modal dlg.
> For more details, I have buttons and menus that link to web pages. On
> non-windows platforms, I make the user select a browser the first time,
> and store that in preferences.
> It would be nice to have a polished bunch of FXRuby widgets for help.
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