[middle priority] thinAir: Help interaction
issueid=58 22-11-2009 11:02
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Number of reported issues by Petr Schreiber: 146
[middle priority] thinAir: Help interaction

In the latest beta, I am able to copy from help file using right click + copy, but there is some unusual behavior as well:

  • Window of help stays in foreground (when I want to alt-tab to ThinAir I have to move the window of help or close it to see editor)
  • CTRL-C in help file causes beep and does not work (I suppose that is because the CTRL-C goes in fact to the edit control, where nothing is selected so it beeps)
  • CTRL-F in help file launches Find dialog from thinAir

This behavior manifests when I use F1 on keyword in thinAir. When I launch ThinBASIC help file from menu (or thinAir help from toolbar or menu), the window does not stay foreground and ctrl-F takes me back to thinAir.
Issue Details
Issue Number 58
Project thinAir and Visual Designer
Category Help handling
Status Fixed
Priority Unknown
Affected Version Unknown
Fixed Version 1.8.7
Milestone thinAir
Users able to reproduce bug 0
Users unable to reproduce bug 0
Assigned Users (none)
Tags (none)

22-11-2009 20:25
thinBasic author

important is that now html text from help is correctly (or almost correctly) copied /pasted.

Help window is now always foreground respect to thinAir because I checked how SED was creating the help window, so mainly I followed its behave.
But if this is something weird for you I will change.

Regarding keys being intercepted by thinAir before the help window it is something I've never seen and at the moment I do not understand the reasons why it could happen. I'm investigating.


13-02-2011 15:25
thinBasic author
I think I've fixed this problem.
Thanks to this article http://www.codeproject.com/KB/winhelp/htmlhelp.aspx
I was able to understand that the initialize/uninitialize process I was using has a bug.
Now thinAir will just call needed help without anything else.

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