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Super duper help file idea

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I have this Upload to web, then everyone who wants, can dl the latest udf collection & integrate it into their current help file via just 1 button click idea.

any idea if this can be done? the idea is to find the udf u need fast & easy.

I have tons of small udfs lying in random files & I never find the udf I need. Or it takes too long to find it & its faster to just make a new one.

Now, suppose Ill make a new function for adding stuff into a multidimensional array & call it _ArrayAdd_multidim()

Next you download autoit & scite & install. Next, run a magical exe file that will modify the original help file & add all my personal UDFs into the help file.

Is this kind of thing possible?

If its not possible to edit help file, would it be possible to download the help file as say html & then integrate html files into scite, so you can type into scite _arrayadd & see the _ArrayAdd_multidim() function in the list so you can hit down & enter & then select it & hit F1 to see remarks & examples you have created previously inside the help file?

if this can be done then, technically there are tons of free hostings, that give you like 10 or 20 MB space & php. And the help file is only less than 3MB. imagine how many udfs ppl would be able to upload.


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Some links to check for some more idea pondering.

wiki/UDF

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I think someone came up with this 3 or 4 years ago. It's really a great idea.. And I think someone actually got something working. Maybe it was just a GUI thing. I'll look it up when I can find the time. Look for something like "addon manager" or "udf library".

P.S. I think the idea for this came from the same thread as that tool that automatically finds the correct include based on the functions you use.

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Probebly not this one. But it seems related.

Include-Functions Manager View or View All, Includes, Functions, Parameters


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Probebly not this one. But it seems related.

Include-Functions Manager View or View All, Includes, Functions, Parameters

Not sure about Manadar but that's the one that popped into my head when I first saw the thread. I just couldn't find my bookmark to it.

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Just wondering about something.

Would it make sens to have some sort of code information block (like the 'function information block'), But than for snippets up to full include-file UFD's. But more targeted to some general information. Including maybe some classifying lines/data that could be used to auto-place them inside code manager tools.

The general idea here it that it could help in organizing them in whatever tool thats supports those data blocks. Like when they are transfered (export, import) between different locations (other manager, user, webpage(), etc).

I'm not aware of anything in this area. But if there is already something that covers this please drop in a link to it.

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Snippet holder for SciTE MikeOsdx, Jan 2006

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Actually this gives me an idea for a new project. Using some of the functions from the code I use to create my online help and a few new functions, it should be possible to generate an AutoIt help file which would include personal UDFs. I would place them below the User Defined Functions in the existing TOC of the help file.

Ideally it will also create the example files and generate the html from text files the same way as AutoIt now does, but that may take a while longer to accomplish.

Any interest in this concept?


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Actually this gives me an idea for a new project. Using some of the functions from the code I use to create my online help and a few new functions, it should be possible to generate an AutoIt help file which would include personal UDFs. I would place them below the User Defined Functions in the existing TOC of the help file.

Ideally it will also create the example files and generate the html from text files the same way as AutoIt now does, but that may take a while longer to accomplish.

Any interest in this concept?

Great idea!

When I extended John Clellands adfunctions.au3 to AD.au3 I found sample scripts for everything I needed (check and build templates, generate the html files and SciTE includes).

But I was not able to attach the help files to the AutoIt help file.

It would be great if we could incorporate user written UDFs into AutoIt. So if you press F1 on a user written function the help file would pop up and display the requried info.


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That's the general idea although I don't know just what, if any, changes could be required in the AutoItHelp.exe file which is required by Scite. Integrating into the existing help file is not all that difficult really. I won't have time today but perhaps tomorrow I can run a couple of quick experiments. And then when I have more time I'll do a full run to generate the files and test it. To add the section to the help file TOC it's only a matter of adding 5 or 6 lines into the existing TOC file and an SREReplace will do that nicely enough.


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