Help button / text

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On 05/11/2010 at 03:20, xxxxxxxx wrote:

User Information:
Cinema 4D Version:   11.5 
Platform:   Windows  ;   
Language(s) :   C.O.F.F.E.E  ;

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I would like to add a Help button to my menu to show multiple line of help text.
Is there a standard way for showing help or should I use MenuPlugin::GetHelp() for this?
I am not sure how to use this function.
Can anyone explain?

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On 05/11/2010 at 04:33, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Assuming you have a dialog box for your plugin, and that it has a menu in it, you can just respond to the menu item the user selects like this:

plugin_gui::Command(id, msg)   
{   
     switch(id) {   
          case WHATEVER_THE_MENU_ID_IS_HERE:   
          // show a simple help box   
          var strHelp;   
          strHelp = "Using this plugin\n\n";   
          strHelp += "A line of text goes here\n";   
          strHelp += "with another line of text here\n";   
          strHelp += "And another here, and so on\n";   
          // show a text box   
          TextDialog(strHelp, DLG_ICONASTERISK | DLG_OK);   
          break;   
  
          case WHATEVER_THE_NEXT_MENU_ID_IS:   
          // show the main help file as a pdf   
          var file;   
          file = GeGetRootFilename();   
          if (!file) return;   
          file->RemoveLast();   
          file->AddLast("myplugin.pdf");   
          GeExecuteFile(file);               // load the pdf   
          break;   
     }   
}

Hope that helps.

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On 05/11/2010 at 11:52, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Beautiful.
Thank you very much.
I will post my first plugin very soon.