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Rich Client Programming: Plugging into the NetBeans Platform by Geertjan Wielenga, Jaroslav Tulach, Tim Boudreau

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Chapter Twenty OneJavaHelp Documentation

The JavaHelp system is an open source project and a JSR reference implementation that can add a built-in set of HTML help topics to your NetBeans Platform applications. Each NetBeans module can provide its own JavaHelp help sets. However, within a NetBeans Platform application, it is more common to have a single module that provides JavaHelp documentation for the whole application. The IDE merges the individual help sets into a single whole. You can use a template in the IDE to generate a minimal help set, after which you can extend it by adding HTML help topics.

In this chapter, you will learn how to create a JavaHelp help set. You will use the IDE’s template, add a few help topics, and hook them to elements ...

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