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  • 1. Providing Application AssistanceObjectivesIn this lesson, you will learn to:Create context-sensitive help for an applicationCreate pop-up helpCreate tool tips for a control ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 1 of 19
  • 2. Providing Application AssistanceProblem Statement 12.D.1A comprehensive online help system needs to be built for DiazTelecommunications for displaying help for maintainingcustomer details. ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 2 of 19
  • 3. Providing Application AssistanceTask ListIdentify a mechanism to provide help.Draft the design of the help system.Create the help system.Access the help system. ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 3 of 19
  • 4. Providing Application AssistanceTask 1: Identify the mechanism to provide help.HTML help displays the help content from an HTML file.When the user presses the F1 key at run time, the HTML page containing the help content is displayed.By using HTML Help files, you can display onlinecontext-sensitive help to a user.HTML Help Workshop is a tool for creating HTML Help files, which store the help content in HTML format.Result:You will use HTML Help Workshop to build a help system for maintaining customer details. ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 4 of 19
  • 5. Providing Application AssistanceTask 2: Draft the design of the help system.The HTML help system provides the user with two views: The Table of contents view where the user can select a topic and view the content. The Index view where the user can type the keyword and the relevant topic will be displayed.Task 3: Create the help system.Task 4: Access the help system. ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 5 of 19
  • 6. Providing Application AssistanceProblem Statement 12.D.2While maintaining customer details, the Marketing Managerwill not be provided any manual assistance. However, themanager may require context sensitive online help whileworking with the application. ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 6 of 19
  • 7. Providing Application AssistanceTask ListIdentify the data that needs to be displayed as help.Create help for the application.Link the help with the application.Execute the application to access help. ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 7 of 19
  • 8. Providing Application AssistanceTask 1: Identify the data that needs to be displayedas help.Result:As per the given problem statement, an online help system needs to be built for: Adding customer details Modifying customer details Deleting customer details Navigating through customer details ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 8 of 19
  • 9. Providing Application AssistanceTask 2: Create help for the application.Task 3: Link the help with the application.Task 4: Execute the application to access help. ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 9 of 19
  • 10. Providing Application AssistanceProblem Statement 12.D.3While maintaining customer details, the Marketing Managermay require help regarding the function of a button. The tipshould be readily available to the Manager. ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 10 of 19
  • 11. Providing Application AssistanceTask ListIdentify a mechanism to provide help.Create the help for the application.Access the help system. ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 11 of 19
  • 12. Providing Application AssistanceTask 1: Identify the mechanism to provide help.Pop-up help Provides help through the Help button, also called the What’s This button, present in an application to the right of the title bar. Is most effective in modal dialog boxes.Tool Tip Is a brief help message for individual controls on a form. Can be displayed by adding a ToolTip control to the form and enter the text in the ToolTipText property of the control for which the tool tip is to be displayed. The SetToolTip() method of the ToolTip control is used to set the tool tip text for a control. ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 12 of 19
  • 13. Providing Application AssistanceTask 1: Identify the mechanism to provide help.(Contd.)Properties of the ToolTip control Active AutomaticDelay AutoPopDelay InitialDelay ReshowDelayResult:As per the given problem statement, tips for each buttonneeds to be displayed. Since ToolTip control is generallyused for toolbar icons, you will create pop-up help. ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 13 of 19
  • 14. Providing Application AssistanceJust a Minute…2. Identify the methods for providing dynamic help to a user while executing an application.3. Write a code to set the tool tip text for the button control Button1 and display the tool tip text after 1000 milliseconds after the user points to the button and display the tool tip for 2000 milliseconds when the cursor is kept stationary on the button. ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 14 of 19
  • 15. Providing Application AssistanceTask 2: Create help for the application.Task 3: Access the help system. ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 15 of 19
  • 16. Providing Application AssistanceProblem Statement 12.P.1A customer detail maintenance application containing theSave, Open, and New toolbar buttons needs to be createdwhich, when started, displays a message box to the userasking whether or not tool tips must be available for thetoolbar buttons. If the user confirms, the tool tips should bedisplayed. ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 16 of 19
  • 17. Providing Application AssistanceSummaryIn this lesson, you learned that:Visual Studio .NET allows the creation of three types of help systems: HTML help Pop-up help Tool tipSome of the important properties of the ToolTip control are: Active AutomaticDelay ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 17 of 19
  • 18. Providing Application AssistanceSummary (Contd.) AutoPopDelay InitialDelay ReshowDelayThe HelpProvider control is used to associate a Help filewith an application.The Help file to be associated with the HelpProvider control is specified using the HelpNamespace property of the HelpProvider control.The HelpKeyword property under the Misc category of acontrol is used to set the keyword for retrieving help from theHelp file specified in the HelpNamespace property. ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 18 of 19
  • 19. Providing Application AssistanceSummary (Contd.)If the HelpNamespace property is not set for theHelpProvider control, the text to be displayed when the user presses the F1 key for the control is specified in the HelpString property. The text specified in theHelpString property is displayed as a pop-up window. ©NIIT Providing Application Assistance/Lesson 12/Slide 19 of 19

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