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AutoHelp for Components

Description:

AutoHelp is a program that you use to create help files for Delphi components. AutoHelp scans your source files, creates a database of all objects found, and generates a series of topics for each object. You then edit the topics using a simple visual interface which closely mimics the look of the actual help file. AutoHelp then generates the necessary support files and runs the Help Compiler for you.

Features:

  • Automatically Creates Topics for all Objects
    AutoHelp automatically generates complete topics for all Units, Components, Properties, Methods, Events, Constants, Routines, and Types found in one or more source files.
  • Automatically Creates Topic Links
    AutoHelp provides a function, similar to a spell checker, which checks every word in every topic for references to objects found in the source code. It then gives you the option of converting these words into hyperlinks connecting to the objectís topic.
  • Automatically Creates Topic Links
    AutoHelp provides a function, similar to a spell checker, which checks every word in every topic for references to objects found in the source code. It then gives you the option of converting these words into hyperlinks connecting to the objectís topic.
  • Optionally Creates Registration Topics
    AutoHelp can optionally generate a series of Registration topics and a Registration button to make it easier for your customers to purchase your product. It is also very easy to create a second help file for registered users which does not contain the registration information.
  • Simple Visual Interface
    The entire help building process is controlled from a simple visual interface. Topics are displayed one at a time and closely mimic the look of the actual help file. The current topic may be edited using standard word processor type functions. Clicking any hyperlink will immediately display the topic associated with that hyperlink.
  • Topics Generated from Templates
    AutoHelp uses templates to determine how to build new topics. Templates control just about all aspects of the topic building process. The default templates generate topics which closely resemble those found in Delphiís own help files.
  • Descriptions from Remarks
    AutoHelp is able to retrieve remarks from the source code and automatically use them as descriptions for objects in the project. This is a very powerful feature which reduces the time needed to create the help file and encourages heavily documented source code.