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<br />''(Help for this tab should be presented in hints, because when nothing is yet configured...)''
 
<br />''(Help for this tab should be presented in hints, because when nothing is yet configured...)''
  
==Help Options==
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===Help Options===
;HTML browser
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;HTML browser:
 
 
You can download HTML Help from folder http://sourceforge.net/projects/lazarus-ccr/files/FPC%2BLazarus%20doc-html/
 
 
 
'''Release notes''':
 
This file contains the tarred and bzip2ed html documents used for the context sensitive help.
 
 
 
For the remainder this instruction assumes you have installed Lazarus in c:\lazarus, and you want to use the default subdirectory c:\lazarus\docs\doc-html\. In what follows, adjust the path according to your installation.
 
 
 
First, extract this file to c:\lazarus\docs\doc-html. You now have subdirectories like rtl and lcl.
 
In lazarus, go to Help -> Configure Help -> Databases tab.
 
 
 
(The stupid setup doesn't provide any default, and requires to specify each subdirectory, instead of only the common path, so...)
 
Select RTLUnits in the left pane and browse to c:\lazarus\docs\doc-html\rtl in the BaseURL property.
 
 
 
The BaseURL property now contains: 'file://c:/lazarus/docs/doc-html/rtl'. The URL on a *nix might look like: 'file:///home/myhome/lazarus/docs/doc-html/rtl'.
 
 
 
Similarly change the BaseURL for the FCLUnits and LCLUnits help databases by replacing rtl by fcl rsp. lcl in the url.
 
 
 
;CHM Help viewer:
 
CHM help should be preconfigured if you installed Lazarus via an installer. See [[Installing_Help_in_the_IDE#Installing_CHM_help_.28Lazarus_1.0_and_later.29]] for details on downloading/checking/configuring CHM help.
 
 
 
==External==
 
;Windows
 
Windows:
 
(Help on Windows should simply use "open" with the document type, but...)
 
For "HTML Browser" set BrowserPath to your <browser>.exe. That's all, for now.
 
 
 
;PostgresSQL
 
* Gtk2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
== Databases tab ==
 
It is recommended to use CHM help as the files are compressed and are supported by the official installers.
 
 
 
=== If you use HTML help ===
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
==See Also==
 
  
* [[Installing Help in the IDE]]
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;CHM Help viewer: CHM help should be preconfigured if you installed Lazarus via an installer. See [[Installing Help in_the IDE#Installing CHM help (Lazarus 1.0 and later)|details on downloading/checking/configuring CHM help]].
  
[[Category:IDE Window]]
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===Databases===
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Whenever the help is invoked, databases will be scanned  for help information
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;RTLUnits:
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;FCLUnits:
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;Free Pascal Compiler Messages:
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;LazUtilsUnits:
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;FPC Language Reference:
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;LCL - Lazarus component library:
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;Free Pascal Compiler Directives:
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;External help:

Latest revision as of 20:44, 13 July 2020

IDE Options - Help - Help Options

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(Help for this tab should be presented in hints, because when nothing is yet configured...)

Help Options

HTML browser
CHM Help viewer
CHM help should be preconfigured if you installed Lazarus via an installer. See details on downloading/checking/configuring CHM help.

Databases

Whenever the help is invoked, databases will be scanned for help information

RTLUnits
FCLUnits
Free Pascal Compiler Messages
LazUtilsUnits
FPC Language Reference
LCL - Lazarus component library
Free Pascal Compiler Directives
External help