by Crispy
Quickly and easily implement a help system with a tree structure for help topics. [More]
To download this library for your Linux/Mac installation, enter this on your command line:

DreamDownload byond://Crispy.HelpSys##version=3

Emulator users, in the BYOND pager go to File | Open Location and enter this URL:


Version 3
Date added: Oct 13 2002
Last updated: Jul 29 2009
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This library uses a datum to define help topics and subtopics. Version 3 includes automatic support for images; you no longer have to use browse_rsc() on every image you want to include, because HelpSys does it for you!

All you have to do is include the library, and then, somewhere in your code, put the following:

datum/helpsys/main text="Some help text. Click on 'More' below for more help." title="Help" morehelp text="More help here!" title="More help..." linktext="More" copyright text="Copyrighted by me" title="Copyright" linktext="View copyright info"

In this case, the user is automatically supplied with "More" and "View copyright info" links on the main help page. When they click on either of them, they are taken to another page, this one with a "Back" link which takes them back to the main page, plus whatever text is supplied for the help topic. HTML and images can be used anywhere in any of those texts.

Full support is also included for Cascading Style Sheets, so you can jazz up your page no end!

More instructions and a demo using most of the library's features is included in the download.

To see what you can accomplish using this library in just a few minutes, see Crispy.HelpSysDemo.

As of 7th July 2005, a BYONDscape subscription is no longer required to download this library, and thus you may use it for free. Enjoy!