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IWB+ Help File Beta (WIP)

Started by LarryMc, May 22, 2011, 05:23:43 PM

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LarryMc

May 22, 2011, 05:23:43 PM Last Edit: June 29, 2011, 04:01:01 PM by LarryMc
I have begun work in earnest on the Help file for IWB+.
This topic contains a link to the file and I will update it periodically for those who are interested.
This is a work in progress so there are links that haven't been set etc.
I'm just trying to get all the basic meat and structure in right now.
After I have made a 1st pass through everything I will go back and try to polish it up where it's needed.


Click the link and save it to your computer.
If it does not open correctly right click on the file and under properties click un-block.

Click here to download the IWB+ Help File

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

Completed the User Interface / Main Menu section.  Download update above.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

Completed:
  User Interface / Main Menu section 
  User Interface / Main Toolbar section
  User Interface / Main Tab Control section
  User Interface / WorkSpace section

which completes the User Interface section

Download update above.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

Completed:
    Functional Tabs / Form Editor / Editor GUI
    Functional Tabs / Form Editor / Selecting a Form
    Functional Tabs / Form Editor / Adding/Deleting Forms
    Functional Tabs / Form Editor / Configuring a Form's Properties
    Functional Tabs / Form Editor / Adding/Deleting Controls
    Functional Tabs / Form Editor / Configuring a Control's Properties
    Functional Tabs / Form Editor / Positioning/Aligning Multiple Controls
    Functional Tabs / Form Editor / Selecting Styles
    Functional Tabs / Form Editor / Custom Styles
    Functional Tabs / Form Editor / Selecting Message Handlers
    Functional Tabs / Form Editor / Custom  Message Handlers
    Functional Tabs / Form Editor / Selecting Colors
    Functional Tabs / Form Editor / Selecting Fonts
    Functional Tabs / Form Editor / Selecting Icons

That completes the Functional Tabs / Form Editor section.
I'll now start on the Functional Tabs / Code Editor section.

Download update above.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

Completed:
    Functional Tabs / Code Editor / Editor GUI
    Functional Tabs / Code Editor / Opening a Source File
    Functional Tabs / Code Editor / Adding a Source File
    Functional Tabs / Code Editor / Deleting a Source File
    Functional Tabs / Code Editor / Importing Files
    Functional Tabs / Code Editor / Removing Files
    Functional Tabs / Code Editor / Editing Files

That completes the Functional Tabs / Code Editor section.
I'll now start on the Functional Tabs / Compiler Output section.

Download update above.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

Completed:
    Functional Tabs / Compiler Output

That completes the Functional Tabs / Compiler Output section.
I'll now start on the Functional Tabs / Find-in-File section.

Download update above.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

Completed:
    Functional Tabs / Find-in-File

That completes the Functional Tabs section.
I'll now start on the Editors / Menu Editor section.

Download update above.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

Brian

Larry,

Keep looking at your updates - very good so far, easy to follow

What are you using to write your CHM file?

Brian

LarryMc

"Help & Manual" is the name of the software.
I created my own header and footer.
The arrow buttons in the header I created with "Axialis IconWorkshop" which is what I used to build the IWB+ logo and some of my menu icons and a few of the toolbar buttons.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

Completed:
   Editors / Menu Editor / Editor GUI
   Editors / Menu Editor / Adding a Menu File
   Editors / Menu Editor / Deleting a Menu File
   Editors / Menu Editor / Copying a Menu File
   Editors / Menu Editor / Importing a Menu File
   Editors / Menu Editor / Editing Menu Files
   Editors / Menu Editor / Adding MenuItems
   Editors / Menu Editor / Editing MenuItems
   Editors / Menu Editor / Deleting MenuItems
   Editors / Menu Editor / Birdseye View of Menus

That completes the Editors / Menu Editor section.
I'll now start on the Editors / ToolBar Editor section.

Download update above.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

Completed:
   Editors / ToolBar Editor / ToolBar Editor GUI
   Editors / ToolBar Editor / Adding a ToolBar File
   Editors / ToolBar Editor / Deleting a ToolBar File
   Editors / ToolBar Editor / Copying a ToolBar File
   Editors / ToolBar Editor / Importing a ToolBar File
   Editors / ToolBar Editor / Editing ToolBar Files
   Editors / ToolBar Editor / Adding ToolBar Buttons
   Editors / ToolBar Editor / Editing ToolBar Buttons
   Editors / ToolBar Editor / Deleting ToolBar Buttons
   Editors / ToolBar Editor / Birdseye View of ToolBars

That completes the Editors / ToolBar Editor section.
I'll now start on the Editors / Resource Editor section.

Download update above.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

Completed:
   Editors / Resource Editor / Adding Resources
   Editors / Resource Editor / Adding Resources / Bitmaps
   Editors / Resource Editor / Adding Resources / Icons
   Editors / Resource Editor / Adding Resources / Cursors
   Editors / Resource Editor / Adding Resources / Scalable Images
   Editors / Resource Editor / Adding Resources / Menus
   Editors / Resource Editor / Adding Resources / Data
   Editors / Resource Editor / Adding Resources / Custom
   Editors / Resource Editor / Adding Resources / VersionInfo
   Editors / Resource Editor / Deleting Resources


That completes the Editors / Resource Editor section.
I'll now start on the Editors / TabControl Editor section.

Download update above.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

Completed:
   Editors / Tab Control Editor / Tab Control  Editor GUI
   Editors / Tab Control Editor / Adding a Tab Control  File
   Editors / Tab Control Editor / Deleting a Tab Control  File
   Editors / Tab Control Editor / Copying a Tab Control  File
   Editors / Tab Control Editor / Importing a Tab Control File
   Editors / Tab Control Editor / Editing Tab Control Files
   Editors / Tab Control Editor / Adding Tab Control Tabs
   Editors / Tab Control Editor / Editing Tab Control Tabs
   Editors / Tab Control Editor / Deleting Tab Control Tabs
   Editors / Tab Control Editor / Birdseye View of Tab Control 

That completes the Editors / Tab Control Editor section.
I'll now start on the Editors / Help Editor & Editors / Tool Editor sections.

Download update above.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

Completed:
   Editors / Tools Editor / Tools OverView
   Editors / Tools Editor / Adding Tools
   Editors / Tools Editor / Deleting Tools
That completes the Editors / Tools Editor section.

   Editors / Help Editor / Help OverView
   Editors / Help Editor / Adding Help Files
   Editors / Help Editor / Deleting Help Files
That completes the Editors / Help Editor section.

I'll now start on the Utilities section.

Download update above.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

Completed:
   Utilities / File Cleanup
   Utilities / Color Picker
   Utilities / ToolBar Paint
   Utilities / Messagebox
That completes the Utilities section.

I'll now start on the How-To: section.

Download update above.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

Completed:
   Preferences / General
   Preferences / Code Editor
   Preferences / Basic Control Defaults
   Preferences / Custom Control Defaults
That completes the Preferences section.

I'll now start on the How-To: section.

Download update above.

FYI
Help file now contains:
314 images
1068 links
124 topics

The PDF version contains 195 pages.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

Completed:
   How-To / Set StartUp Preferences
   How-To / Projects / Create a New Project
   How-To / Projects / Set Project Options
   How-To / Projects / Open an Existing Project
   How-To / Projects / Save a Project
   How-To / Projects / Close a Project
   How-To / Projects / Compile a Project
   How-To / Projects / Run a Project
   How-To / Projects / Export a Project
   How-To / Projects / Backup a Project
   How-To / Projects / Restore a Project
   How-To / Projects / Compile a Resource
That completes the How-To / Projects section.

I'll now start on the How-To / Files section.

Download update above.

FYI
Help file now contains:
347 images
1122 links
125 topics

The PDF version contains 213 pages.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

Completed:
   How-To / Files / Add a File
   How-To / Files / Open a File
   How-To / Files / Save a File
   How-To / Files / Save a File / Non-Project Files
   How-To / Files / Save a File / Project Files
   How-To / Files / Save a File / Save File As
   How-To / Files / Close a File
   How-To / Files / Insert a File
   How-To / Files / Import a File
   How-To / Files / Delete a File
That completes the How-To / Files section.
   How-To / Set Code Editor Preferences
   How-To / Add/Delete Help Files
   How-To / Add/Delete Tools

I'll now start on the How-To / Add Includes section.

Download update above.

FYI
Help file now contains:
352 images
1158 links
127 topics

The PDF version contains 200+ pages.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

Completed:
   How-To / Add Includes
That completes the How-To section.
   To-Do List
   Limitations
   Warnings
   Acknowledgments
   Disclaimer / License / Copyright
   Revision History

I'll now start on the Editor / Custom Control Editor section. (last one)

Download update above.

FYI
Help file now contains:
362 images
1161 links
127 topics

The PDF version contains 210+ pages.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

Completed:
   Editors / Custom Control Editor
   Editors / Custom Control Editor / Custom Control Editor GUI
   Editors / Custom Control Editor / Add a Custom Control
   Editors / Custom Control Editor / Additional Requirements
   Editors / Custom Control Editor / Delete a Custom Control
That completes the Editors / Custom Control Editor section

That completes a first past through the entire help file.

Download update above.


I'll lay it aside for a while before I go back through it.

Now would be the time for anyone who MIGHT be reading it to offer any constructive information.
Telling me "it's a piece of crap!" is not considered constructive! ;)

FYI

Help file now contains:
371 images
1747 links
131 topics

The PDF version contains 220+ pages.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

LarryMc

No responses.
I guess that means anything from
everybody has read it and they find it perfect
all the way to
nobody has bothered to read it.

But, it's not something I can fret about.

LarryMc
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library

jerryclement

 8)  Larry,
Very professionally done!!
I really like your illustrations.
JerryC
Jerry - Newbie from TN

LarryMc

LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library