Common Desktop Environment: Application Builder User's Guide

To Test On Item Help

These instructions assume you have created a help menu and attached it to a Help item on the menu bar of a main window, as described in "Creating Help and Help Connections".

  1. Display the modules to be tested, if necessary.

    If you are not going to test the entire project, you will need to show the modules to be tested. See "To Show a Hidden Module" for instructions.

  2. Click Test Shown Modules or Test Project, as appropriate.

    Click Test Project to test the entire project. Click Test Shown Modules to test selected modules.

  3. Test help volume access by choosing one of the help volume chapters (Overview, Tasks, Reference, for example) from the Help menu.

    A help volume window with the appropriate help text will be displayed, if the help viewer (dthelpview) is accessible and the proper connection has been made to the compiled help volume. See "Creating Help and Help Connections" for instructions for creating help and making connections to it. Dismiss the help window when you are finished with it.

  4. Test On Item help by choosing On Item from the Help menu.

    The cursor will turn into an arrow and a question mark.

  5. Move the cursor over an interface object and click.

    If the object (or one of its parent objects) has help text, it will be displayed in a quick help window.

  6. Click the More button in the quick-help window, if it is active.

    The help volume will be displayed, at the location specified in the Location ID for the selected object in the Help Editor. Dismiss the help window when you are finished with it.

  7. Click the Close button in the quick help window to dismiss it.

  8. Click Build to return to build mode.