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Giving the WebHelp API and Documentation to the Developer

Giving the WebHelp API and Documentation to the Developer

The WebHelp Application Programming Interface (API) includes a number of prepared functions, libraries, forms, and code appropriate for a number of platforms, including the following:

  • Web pages with JavaScript
  • C++
  • Visual Basic
  • Java applications

Most commonly, developers use the JavaScript file. By default, you can find it here:

C:Program FilesRoboHelp OfficeCSH APIRoboHelp_CSH.JS

Following the provided Builder Data Bank sample application, you must place RoboHelp_CSH.JS in the application path. Place a link to that file between the <head> tags of each application page:

<script src="RoboHelp_CSH.js"></script>

The developer calls the topic within the application’s page by creating a link, as follows:

<a href="javascript:RH_ShowHelp(0,'WebHelp/default.htm>
WithNavPane', HH_HELP_CONTEXT, 5)">Help

Documentation outlines the flexible choices available to the developer depending on which platform he or she uses to create the application.