Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Adding Help Support to a Rich Client Platform (RCP) Application


Online help can be added to an Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) application with a modest amount of effort by adding the plug-ins that comprise the Eclipse help system. The first section of this article discusses the benefits of integrating the help system into your application. This is followed by a tutorial which describes in detail the steps required to add help system support to a newly created RCP application while avoiding commonly encountered pitfalls. Finally we describe how to add context help and how to fine tune the settings of your help system.

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