NetBeans JavaHelp Integration API


JavaHelp Integration API
org.netbeans.api.javahelp NetBeans JavaHelp integration API.


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Exported Interfaces

This table lists all of the module exported APIs with defined stability classifications. It is generated based on answers to questions about the architecture of the module. Read them all...
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Interface NameIn/OutStabilitySpecified in What Document?

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Interface NameIn/OutStabilitySpecified in What Document?

The context and key OpenIDE/mergeIntoMaster can be set as an attribute on a help set provided programmatically rather than with an XML file to customize one attribute. Such programmatic provision is rare but supported.


The help window through JDK 1.5.0 handles modal dialogs by reparenting the help component into a child dialog of any new modal dialog whenever it is shown, and reparenting it back into a frame whenever it is hidden. Under certain circumstances (showing two dialogs sequentially before the frame can be re-shown), it can produce a race condition in the underlying java.awt.Toolkit implementation. As a workaround, callers of DialogDisplayer.getDefault().notify(DialogDescriptor) may set the system property "javahelp.ignore.modality" to the String "true". This system property will be reset by notify(), and applied as a client property of the root pane of the dialog to be shown. JavaHelp will, in turn, ignore the appearance of any dialog whose root pane posesses the client property "javahelp.ignore.modality" with the String value "true".

Group of dtd interfaces
Interface NameIn/OutStabilitySpecified in What Document?

Implementation Details

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