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Re: Integrating package documentation with the documentation center

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  • Subject: [mg98132] Re: Integrating package documentation with the documentation center
  • From: Bob F <deepyogurt at>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 04:17:10 -0500 (EST)
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On Mar 30, 4:05 am, David Bailey <d... at> wrote:
> Although the documentation center (DC) came with version 6.0, there is
> (to my knowledge) still no published method for fully integrating
> package documentation with this system (at least not without using the
> Wolfram Workbench).
> As part of work on my new DebugTrace package, I believe I have uncovered
> the interface mechanism - using commands from the undocumented
> DocumentationSearch` (!!) context. Using these commands, it is possible
> to create documentation which pops up when F1 is pressed inside one of
> your exported symbols, and which appears in searches done within the DC.
> I am not entirely sure if this information is publicly available
> elsewhere, but if it is not, I am happy to write it up and make it
> available to everyone. Please tell me if the knowledge is already availab=
> Needless to say, the information will be "at your own risk", and may
> well not expose all available functionality. Since the relevant
> functions are not within a private package, I assume WRI meant this to
> be a public interface!
> David Bailey

Please do this -- would really enjoy reading how to do this. Thanks
for the discovery and the work that it took to come up with what
Wolfram neglected to.


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