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Anonymous

Is there a way to go back to a page inside of a frame in the JavaHelp
browser? Example: I have a link to the JavaDoc API and it is very
frustrating to be looking at a class, click on a subclass of the class or
something, then press back and have to find the class all over again from
the main JavaDoc page - if that makes sense. Thanks.
-Ray

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Ray Thomas

do you mean javax.swing.SwingUtilties?

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Roger Brinkley

Ray Thomas wrote:

> do you mean javax.swing.SwingUtilties?

No, javax.help.SwingUtilities

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Ray Thomas

Using doclets to recreate html and xml pages for the entire Java API (to
do something like the APIviewer demo) would mean increased file size
(wouldn't it?) So is there anyway to extend the JavaHelp system and make
it so when the user progresses through several pages inside of a frame in
the contentviewer, they can use the back button to go to the previous page
(also use the forward button obviously)? I was looking at extending
BasicContentViewerUI and then calling setUI or somehow changing the
listener on the back and forward button listeners but I'm not exactly sure
how to do this. If its pretty much impossible, thaat's OK, just let me
know. Thanks for the help.
-Ray

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Roger Brinkley

Ray Thomas wrote:

> Using doclets to recreate html and xml pages for the entire Java API (to
> do something like the APIviewer demo) would mean increased file size
> (wouldn't it?) So is there anyway to extend the JavaHelp system and make
> it so when the user progresses through several pages inside of a frame in
> the contentviewer, they can use the back button to go to the previous page
> (also use the forward button obviously)? I was looking at extending
> BasicContentViewerUI and then calling setUI or somehow changing the
> listener on the back and forward button listeners but I'm not exactly sure
> how to do this. If its pretty much impossible, thaat's OK, just let me
> know. Thanks for the help.

As far as increasing the size, it wouldn't increase the size that
significantly. As far as replacing the ContentViewerUI goes it is pretty
simple. Look at the javax.help.SwingUtilties on how to set the UIManager
tables for the correct UI.

Binky

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Roger Brinkley

Ray Thomas wrote:

> Is there a way to go back to a page inside of a frame in the JavaHelp
> browser? Example: I have a link to the JavaDoc API and it is very
> frustrating to be looking at a class, click on a subclass of the class or
> something, then press back and have to find the class all over again from
> the main JavaDoc page - if that makes sense. Thanks.

I guess you mean a going back with frame inside of the content viewer.
The answer is probably not. However in your case if you're using API
viewer it should move back and forth between the pages as you view them.

Binky

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Anne Maze

Is it possible to add button in the JavaHelp tollbar to call the API
viewer in order to control the navigation in the JavaHelp content plane ?

Roger Brinkley wrote:

> Ray Thomas wrote:
>
>> Is there a way to go back to a page inside of a frame in the JavaHelp
>> browser? Example: I have a link to the JavaDoc API and it is very
>> frustrating to be looking at a class, click on a subclass of the
>> class or
>> something, then press back and have to find the class all over again
>> from
>> the main JavaDoc page - if that makes sense. Thanks.
>
>
> I guess you mean a going back with frame inside of the content viewer.
> The answer is probably not. However in your case if you're using API
> viewer it should move back and forth between the pages as you view them.
>
> Binky
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Roger Brinkley

Anne Maze wrote:

> Is it possible to add button in the JavaHelp tollbar to call the API
> viewer in order to control the navigation in the JavaHelp content plane ?

Yes. That is what back and forward do as well as the Home button.

Binky

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