HiDemo Example Java Application

Last modified: 13 March 1998.

Page Contents Features  Usage 

The HiDemo application shows how the HelpIndex and Hi Brow beans can be used in a Java application to provide GUI help.

This application is provided as a part of the Hi HelpIndex evaluation kit. Alternatively, a stand alone package of this HiDemo application is available at the PHD web site in file hidemo10.zip (approx 130kB).
Unzip hidemo10.zip in a new directory. Either read this file hidemo.html or run RunDemo.
This stand alone package does not have any documentation and will not run the Hi Jump applet at the top and bottom of this page.

Features

Usage

You must have downloaded either the Hi HelpIndex evaluation kit or the HiDemo stand alone package to run this Java application.
Windows
Either
Click on "Start+Run..." and select C:\Program Files\PHD\hi\doc\RunDemo.bat.
Or
at a command prompt type
    cd C:\Program Files\PHD\hi\doc\
    RunDemo

Change the directory if you have installed Hi HelpIndex elsewhere.

The RunDemo batch file first tries to run the Microsoft jview program to run the HiDemo application. This will only work if you have Internet Explorer 4 loaded.
If jview is not present, then the standard java command is used. The java program must be on the executables PATH and the standard CLASSPATH environment variable must be set correctly. You must be using the latest JDK 1.1 version. You may want to use the jre program instead.
Edit RunDemo.bat if necessary.

Explorer 4 jview appears to have a bug in its Menu operation. The first top menu you click on, selects an sub-menu automatically. Eg if you just click on the View menu (and nothing else) then one of Index Only or Contents Only gets selected.

Unix
NOT TESTED YET. PLEASE TELL ME IF THIS WORKS OR NOT.

Move to the directory where you installed Hi HelpIndex
Run the RunDemo.sh sh batch file.

The java command must be available and standard CLASSPATH environment variable must be set correctly.


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