Palette Documentation Dialog Box

LabVIEW 2018 Help


Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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Select Tools»Advanced»Edit Palette Set to display the Edit Controls and Functions Palette Set dialog box. Right-click a subpalette and select Edit Palette Documentation from the shortcut menu to display this dialog box.

Use this dialog box to create descriptions for subpalettes and link from subpalettes to HTML files or compiled help files.

This dialog box includes the following components:

  • Palette Description—Contains the text that appears in the Context Help window if you move the cursor over the subpalette icon in the Controls or Functions palettes or if you move the cursor over an open area of the subpalette. You can format the text in the description to appear bold in the Context Help window.
  • Help Tag—Contains the HTML filename or index keyword of the topic you want to link to in a compiled help file (.chm or .hlp). To link to a bookmark within an HTML file, add # followed by the name of the bookmark to the end of the filename. You also can use the Help:Document Tag property to set the help tag programmatically.
  • Help Path—Contains the path or symbolic path to the HTML file or to the compiled help file you want to link to from the Context Help window. If this field is empty, the blue Detailed help link does not appear in the Context Help window, and the Detailed help button is dimmed. You also can use the Help:Document Path property to set the help path programmatically.
    Note  If you do not provide a Detailed help link for a dynamic child member VI in a LabVIEW class, LabVIEW displays a Detailed help link for the nearest ancestor class dynamic member VI of the same name, if available.
  • Browse—Displays the Select a Help File dialog box, from which you can browse to the .chm, .hlp, .htm, or .html file you want to link to. The file path appears in the Help path text box.

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