Interface ContextHelpItem

All Known Implementing Classes:
CombinationFieldView, ContextHelpService, DataFieldView, DateFieldView, DateTimeFieldView, EditFieldView, HelpEnabledButton, HelpEnabledCheckBox, HelpEnabledCheckBoxMenuItem, HelpEnabledLabel, HelpEnabledMenu, HelpEnabledMenuItem, IDFieldView, ListFieldView, MTMVListFieldView, MTSVListFieldView, RadioFieldView, SelectColourFieldView, STMVListFieldView, STSVListFieldView, TabletIDFieldView, TabletTextFieldView, TextFieldView, URIFieldView

public interface ContextHelpItem

Interface used by JMenuItems and JCheckBoxMenuItems to have context sensitive help ability

Copyright (c) 2008 Kevin Garwood for Project35. The original code was developed by Kevin Garwood for the University of Manchester. Revisions have been made for Project35, a project that is independent of that institution. This code is licensed under the Academic Free License version 3.0. The code attribution for the original code is included here:

Copyright (c) Kevin Garwood and University of Manchester 2007. All rights reserved. Licensed under the Academic Free License version 3.0. For more information on the terms and conditions, please see the file "LICENSE" that is included in this distribution.

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Method Summary
 void enableContextHelp(boolean enableContextHelp)
          turns context help mode on or off getHelpLink()
 boolean isContextHelpEnabled()
 void setHelpLink( helpLink)
          sets the name of the help file.

Method Detail


boolean isContextHelpEnabled()
whether context help mode is currently activated for item

getHelpLink getHelpLink()
the URL for the HTML help page associated with the item


void enableContextHelp(boolean enableContextHelp)
turns context help mode on or off

enableContextHelp - true means context help is on; false means it's off.


void setHelpLink( helpLink)
sets the name of the help file. Generally these documents will be located in project35/help.