Version: 3.1.1
wxContextHelp Class Reference

#include <wx/cshelp.h>

+ Inheritance diagram for wxContextHelp:

Detailed Description

This class changes the cursor to a query and puts the application into a 'context-sensitive help mode'.

When the user left-clicks on a window within the specified window, a wxEVT_HELP event is sent to that control, and the application may respond to it by popping up some help.

For example:

wxContextHelp contextHelp(myWindow);

There are a couple of ways to invoke this behaviour implicitly:

  • Use the wxDIALOG_EX_CONTEXTHELP style for a dialog (Windows only). This will put a question mark in the titlebar, and Windows will put the application into context-sensitive help mode automatically, with further programming.
  • Create a wxContextHelpButton, whose predefined behaviour is to create a context help object. Normally you will write your application so that this button is only added to a dialog for non-Windows platforms (use wxDIALOG_EX_CONTEXTHELP on Windows).

Note that on OS X, the cursor does not change when in context-sensitive help mode.

Library:  wxCore
Category:  Help
See also
wxHelpEvent, wxHelpController, wxContextHelpButton

Public Member Functions

 wxContextHelp (wxWindow *window=NULL, bool doNow=true)
 Constructs a context help object, calling BeginContextHelp() if doNow is true (the default). More...
 
virtual ~wxContextHelp ()
 Destroys the context help object. More...
 
bool BeginContextHelp (wxWindow *window)
 Puts the application into context-sensitive help mode. More...
 
bool EndContextHelp ()
 Ends context-sensitive help mode. More...
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from wxObject
 wxObject ()
 Default ctor; initializes to NULL the internal reference data. More...
 
 wxObject (const wxObject &other)
 Copy ctor. More...
 
virtual ~wxObject ()
 Destructor. More...
 
virtual wxClassInfoGetClassInfo () const
 This virtual function is redefined for every class that requires run-time type information, when using the wxDECLARE_CLASS macro (or similar). More...
 
wxObjectRefDataGetRefData () const
 Returns the wxObject::m_refData pointer, i.e. the data referenced by this object. More...
 
bool IsKindOf (const wxClassInfo *info) const
 Determines whether this class is a subclass of (or the same class as) the given class. More...
 
bool IsSameAs (const wxObject &obj) const
 Returns true if this object has the same data pointer as obj. More...
 
void Ref (const wxObject &clone)
 Makes this object refer to the data in clone. More...
 
void SetRefData (wxObjectRefData *data)
 Sets the wxObject::m_refData pointer. More...
 
void UnRef ()
 Decrements the reference count in the associated data, and if it is zero, deletes the data. More...
 
void UnShare ()
 This is the same of AllocExclusive() but this method is public. More...
 
void operator delete (void *buf)
 The delete operator is defined for debugging versions of the library only, when the identifier WXDEBUG is defined. More...
 
void * operator new (size_t size, const wxString &filename=NULL, int lineNum=0)
 The new operator is defined for debugging versions of the library only, when the identifier WXDEBUG is defined. More...
 

Additional Inherited Members

- Protected Member Functions inherited from wxObject
void AllocExclusive ()
 Ensure that this object's data is not shared with any other object. More...
 
virtual wxObjectRefDataCreateRefData () const
 Creates a new instance of the wxObjectRefData-derived class specific to this object and returns it. More...
 
virtual wxObjectRefDataCloneRefData (const wxObjectRefData *data) const
 Creates a new instance of the wxObjectRefData-derived class specific to this object and initializes it copying data. More...
 
- Protected Attributes inherited from wxObject
wxObjectRefDatam_refData
 Pointer to an object which is the object's reference-counted data. More...
 

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

wxContextHelp::wxContextHelp ( wxWindow window = NULL,
bool  doNow = true 
)

Constructs a context help object, calling BeginContextHelp() if doNow is true (the default).

If window is NULL, the top window is used.

virtual wxContextHelp::~wxContextHelp ( )
virtual

Destroys the context help object.

Member Function Documentation

bool wxContextHelp::BeginContextHelp ( wxWindow window)

Puts the application into context-sensitive help mode.

window is the window which will be used to catch events; if NULL, the top window will be used.

Returns true if the application was successfully put into context-sensitive help mode. This function only returns when the event loop has finished.

bool wxContextHelp::EndContextHelp ( )

Ends context-sensitive help mode.

Not normally called by the application.