wxHTMLHelpController

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wxHTMLHelpController

Post by ktmpal » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:34 pm

I am using the html help controller for help display in an application I'm developing. I'm developing the web pages in Kompozer and they display just fine in Chrome. However, the line spacing and font sizes are not consistent/distorted when displayed in the app with the controller. The wxWidgets version is 2.8.12 running Ubuntu 12.04.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Ken :(

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Re: wxHTMLHelpController

Post by Auria » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:41 am

wxHTML is not a full HTML render engine, it's just a rich text control based on a subset of HTML.
If you need a full render engine, the best strategy is to upgrade to wxWidgets 2.9 and use wxWebView
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Re: wxHTMLHelpController

Post by ktmpal » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:14 pm

That's unfortunate. I am intentionally using the version of wxWidgets that ships with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS so that it's trivial for users to install the libraries. I would much prefer that they not be forced to install packages that may seem non-trivial to them. I mean really, I've got to go to the bleeding edge to HTML support?

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Re: wxHTMLHelpController

Post by Auria » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:56 pm

There is indeed no full HTML support in wx 2.8.

Note that if you target ubuntu specifically, you can statically link in wxWidgets 2.9, which then leaves users to install WebKit-GTK and other dependencies, but does not force them to install wx 2.9. If you target more than one distribution, though, it gets more difficult I agree.
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Re: wxHTMLHelpController

Post by ktmpal » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:59 pm

Ok, so I have converted my help html to simply use a browser. Not optimal but commonly done and workable. However, when I try to use it with wxLaunchDefaultBrowser nothing happens! No browser launches.

What's up with that?

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Re: wxHTMLHelpController

Post by Auria » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:48 pm

Hmm, wxLaunchDefaultBrowser should work and does work for me. I'm afraid you might need to go dig deeper in the code to figure what's going on
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