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Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

org.eclipse.help
Interface IHelp


Deprecated. This interface became obsolete in 3.0, along with the extension point that it was associated with. The functionality provided by this interface is available elsewhere. Use HelpSystem.getTocs() and HelpSystem.getContext(String) to obtain help resources. Use various display methods of WorkbenchHelpto display help resources.

public interface IHelp

Former interface to the help system UI.


Method Summary
 void displayContext ( IContext context, int x, int y)
          Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayContext(context,x,y) instead.
 void displayContext ( String contextId, int x, int y)
          Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayContext(HelpSystem.getContext(contextId),x,y) instead.
 void displayHelp ()
          Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayHelp() instead.
 void displayHelp ( IContext context, int x, int y)
          Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayContext(context,x,y) instead.
 void displayHelp ( String toc)
          Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayHelpResource(toc) instead.
 void displayHelp ( String contextId, int x, int y)
          Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayContext(HelpSystem.getContext(contextId),x,y) instead.
 void displayHelp ( String toc, String selectedTopic)
          Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayHelpResource(selectedTopic) instead.
 void displayHelpResource ( IHelpResource helpResource)
          Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayHelpResource(helpResource.getHref()) instead.
 void displayHelpResource ( String href)
          Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayHelpResource(href) instead.
  IContext getContext ( String contextId)
          Deprecated. Use HelpSystem.getContext(contextId) instead.
  IToc[] getTocs ()
          Deprecated. Use HelpSystem.getTocs() instead.
 boolean isContextHelpDisplayed ()
          Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.isContextHelpDisplayed() instead.
 

Method Detail

displayHelp

void displayHelp()
Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayHelp() instead.

Displays the entire help bookshelf.

This method is called by the platform to launch the help system UI

Since:
2.0

displayContext

void displayContext(
IContext context,
                    int x,
                    int y)
Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayContext(context,x,y) instead.

Displays context-sensitive help for the given context.

(x,y) coordinates specify the location where the context sensitive help UI will be presented. These coordinates are screen-relative (ie: (0,0) is the top left-most screen corner). The platform is responsible for calling this method and supplying the appropriate location.

Parameters:
context - the context to display
x - horizontal position
y - verifical position
Since:
2.0

displayContext

void displayContext(
String contextId,
                    int x,
                    int y)
Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayContext(HelpSystem.getContext(contextId),x,y) instead.

Displays context-sensitive help for context with the given context id.

(x,y) coordinates specify the location where the context sensitive help UI will be presented. These coordinates are screen-relative (ie: (0,0) is the top left-most screen corner). The platform is responsible for calling this method and supplying the appropriate location.

Parameters:
contextId - the help context identifier; the parameter needs to have a form pluginID.pluginContextId, where pluginID is ID of plug-in contributing a context, and pluginContextID is ID of context contributed in a plug-in.
x - horizontal position
y - verifical position
Since:
2.0
See Also:
getContext(String)

displayHelpResource

void displayHelpResource(
String href)
Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayHelpResource(href) instead.

Displays help content for the help resource with the given URL.

This method is called by the platform to launch the help system UI, displaying the documentation identified by the href parameter.

The help system makes no guarantee that all the help resources can be displayed or how they are displayed.

Parameters:
href - the URL of the help resource.

Valid href are as described in IHelpResource.getHref()

Since:
2.0

displayHelpResource

void displayHelpResource(
IHelpResource helpResource)
Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayHelpResource(helpResource.getHref()) instead.

Displays help content for the help resource.

This method is called by the platform to launch the help system UI, displaying the documentation identified by the helpResource parameter.

The help system makes no guarantee that all the help resources can be displayed or how they are displayed.

Parameters:
helpResource - the help resource to display.
Since:
2.0
See Also:
displayHelpResource(String)

displayHelp

void displayHelp(
String toc)
Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayHelpResource(toc) instead.

Displays help content for the toc with the given URL.

This method is called by the platform to launch the help system UI, displaying the documentation identified by the toc parameter.

Valid toc are contributed through the toc element of the "org.eclipse.help.toc" extension point.

Parameters:
toc - the URL of the toc as specified in the "org.eclipse.help.toc" extenstion point

displayHelp

void displayHelp(
String toc,
                 
String selectedTopic)
Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayHelpResource(selectedTopic) instead.

This method is an extension to the displayHelp(String toc) method, providing the ability to open the specified help topic.

selectedTopic should be a valid help topic url contained in the specified toc and have the following format: /pluginID/path_to_document
where

pluginID is the unique identifier of the plugin containing the help topic,
path_to_document is the help topic path, relative to the plugin directory

Parameters:
toc - the URL of the toc
selectedTopic - the help topic url.
See Also:
displayHelp(java.lang.String)

displayHelp

void displayHelp(
String contextId,
                 int x,
                 int y)
Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayContext(HelpSystem.getContext(contextId),x,y) instead.

Displays context-sensitive help for context with the given context id.

(x,y) coordinates specify the location where the context sensitive help UI will be presented. These coordinates are screen-relative (ie: (0,0) is the top left-most screen corner). The platform is responsible for calling this method and supplying the appropriate location.

Parameters:
contextId - the help context identifier
x - horizontal position
y - verifical position
See Also:
getContext(String)

displayHelp

void displayHelp(
IContext context,
                 int x,
                 int y)
Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.displayContext(context,x,y) instead.

Displays context-sensitive help for the given context.

(x,y) coordinates specify the location where the context sensitive help UI will be presented. These coordinates are screen-relative (ie: (0,0) is the top left-most screen corner). The platform is responsible for calling this method and supplying the appropriate location.

Parameters:
context - the context to display
x - horizontal position
y - verifical position

getContext

IContext getContext(
String contextId)
Deprecated. Use HelpSystem.getContext(contextId) instead.

Computes and returns context information for the given context id.

Parameters:
contextId - the context id
Returns:
the context, or null if none

getTocs

IToc[] getTocs()
Deprecated. Use HelpSystem.getTocs() instead.

Returns the list of all integrated tables of contents available.

Returns:
an array of TOC's
Since:
2.0

isContextHelpDisplayed

boolean isContextHelpDisplayed()
Deprecated. Use WorkbenchHelp.isContextHelpDisplayed() instead.

Returns true if the context-sensitive help window is currently being displayed, false if not.


Eclipse Platform
Release 3.5

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