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 Post subject: Help system in GTK+
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:27 pm 
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Hello!
I make a GTK applicaiton and would like to add a Help system .. you know ... just click on the Help button and some window with help information appears ...
So, this is my wish. But I could not find any such a system in the GTK or Glib. How usually are achieved these tasks in GTK+ applications?
Should I write it myself? It will be easier to me if there is ready system and I only have to add my information...
What about ATK?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:35 pm 
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If you are making a GNOME application, look into Yelp. Otherwise, check your window manager of choice.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:01 pm 
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Thanks!
The problem is that i make an application that will run on windoze and linux.
So, i am looking for a platform independent solution.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:30 pm 
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You can use G_OS_UNIX and G_OS_WIN32 to check what type of operating system the user is working on. You can then use the native help system. However, you'd probably be better off either just creating your own or distributing web browser information and opening a browser.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:43 pm 
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I found a widget called GTKHTML and probably will use it. With Gtkhtml i can build my internal help system. I am afraid this widget is too old.. but i hope it works.
http://directory.fsf.org/webauth/htmlpreproc/gtkhtml.html


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If I'm not mistaking, there is also a branch off called libgtkhtml2 which is more portable than the one you're mentioning. I did some looking in to it a while back but never actually played with either of them-- and the documentation on them is poor. But I do remember that "GtkHTML2" was a separate branch from "GtkHTML/GtkHTML3".

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GtkHTML2 supports DOM, but GtkHTML3 supports editing.

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