Saturday, September 1, 2007

Highlander beta blogging: Help improvements

I have been given permission to blog about the Highlander beta.

There has been some discussion on the challenges of managing the new help system and some of the improvements we can expect to see. I especially liked Dee's comment about restoring code examples and including them in the automated testing suite.

Well, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. From using the help in Highlander, I can say:
- F1 is more reliable. I seldom see "No help found for context." messages any more.
- The help itself is a separate install to make future help-only updates easier.
- Code examples have returned. I saw this updated code sample for TClipboard.Assign:

CodeGear is delivering on the "Continuously improved and frequently updated documentation" item from their road map.

Of course, the help still isn't perfect. If you see any problems, feel free to use the feedback link found at the bottom of each help topic to let Codegear know.

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