Adding Help Information
Most of the items in an IVI-C driver (functions, attributes, parameters, etc.) have help information associated with them. The help content is used to generate HTML help files as well as other help-based artifacts, such as the function panel file (.fp) and attribute information file (.sub). The topics under Creating a Driver Help File provide detailed information on how driver help content is used.
Irrespective of where Nimbus uses the help information for an item, the content for each item is managed from a single location -- the Help Editor.
From Solution Explorer, double-click the Driver Designer node under the Nimbus node.
The IVI-C Driver Designer tree view opens.
Expand the root node, which will be named after the driver assembly (e.g.: Acme.Acme4321).
Expand the root node and locate the desired item beneath the main Hierarchy node, the Enums node, or any of the other nodes corresponding to entities defined within the driver.
Select the desired item in the tree view.
On the right-side of the IVI-C Driver Designer, click the Help tab along the lower section of the designer.
The Help tab will only be enabled if there is a help project in the active solution that is associated with the driver being modified. If the Help tab is disabled, simply add a new help project to the solution and then return to the IVI.NET Driver Designer in order to enter the desired help information.
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