[Qgis-developer] Best Practice for QGIS Plugin Help Documentation
ccrook at linz.govt.nz
Sat Nov 19 09:56:19 PST 2016
Method 2 is well supported by QGIS. Put the help in index.html in the plugin directory, then
from qgis import utils
The showPluginHelp function will look for index.html by default, but you can specify a filename to use instead of index.
It also has a section argument which will go to an html anchor in the help file (<a name="mysection">...</a>
I'm not sure if this is in the PyQt developers cookbook or in plugin builder?
From: Qgis-developer [qgis-developer-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of C Hamilton [adenaculture at gmail.com]
Sent: 19 November 2016 09:13
Subject: [Qgis-developer] Best Practice for QGIS Plugin Help Documentation
As part of my plugins I want to have a Help button that displays the documentation. What method do you recommend? I see various authors do it differently. I see three methods for when a help button is clicked on.
1. Launch a web browser to point to the documentation on the web.
2. Have the documentation as a part of the plugin and launch a web browser to view it.
3. Display a PyQt window with the documentation in it.
I don't consider #1 as a good option because it fails if you happen to be disconnected from the web. What are your thoughts on #2 or #3 or do you have a better option?
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