Help System

These classes provide online-help for your application, with three levels of detail:

  1. Tool Tips and Status Bar message - flyweight help, extremely brief, entirely integrated in the user interface, requiring little or no user interaction to invoke.
  2. What's This? - lightweight, but can be a three-paragraph explanation.
  3. Online Help - can encompass any amount of information, but is typically slower to call up, somewhat separated from the user's work, and often users feel that using online help is a digression from their real task.

QHelpEvent

Event that is used to request helpful information about a particular point in a widget

QStatusBar

Horizontal bar suitable for presenting status information

QStatusTipEvent

Event that is used to show messages in a status bar

QToolTip

Tool tips (balloon help) for any widget

QWhatsThis

Simple description of any widget, i.e. answering the question "What's This?"

QWhatsThisClickedEvent

Event that can be used to handle hyperlinks in a "What's This?" text

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