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Context-sensitive help

Many programming environments support the Help ID mechanism. When developing a software product, you can specify help identifiers in the properties of the program's GUI elements: dialog boxes, buttons, lists, options, and other controls, and after compiling your program will be able to display the desired help topic for each GUI element by its ID.

What does it mean? Being in some particular section of the program and calling up help, the user will see that the manual opens precisely on the page describing this section. Contextual help makes it possible to quickly find the necessary information because no one likes to spend extra time reading user documentation.

Thus, by setting context help identifiers, you will get satisfied customers who do not waste their time searching for the necessary information throughout the documentation. By the way, Dr.Explain can automatically assign Help IDs to sections.

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