Help files and the F1 key in Visual LANSA
|Product/Release:||LANSA for Windows|
|Abstract:||Help files and the F1 key in Visual LANSA|
|Submitted By:||LANSA Technical Support|
How to use customized Help files and the F1 key in Visual LANSA.
Below are some points to be considered on this area.
- There is no way to stop F1 delivering help. When the F1 key is pressed, Windows
takes control of it and delivers a WM_HELP message to Visual LANSA. This is a programmed
behavior of Windows and is a pre-defined feature of the Windows desktop.
- The user could assign another key in the application to display their own help. This
can be done by defining a Menu Item component, attaching it to a menu bar as an invisible
item and assigning a short cut that is required for showing the help. Using the click
event of the menu item, the new help could be shown.
- If the user wants to bring up help that is not defined in the LANSA Repository, they should read the LANSA for Windows help - specifically the information contained in the sections under the title "Creating LANSA Applications with LANSA" which is contained in the title "Getting Organized".