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create a html help menu

gon to
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Joined: Jan 20, 2006
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hi all,
i'd like to create a help menu for my java application (swing gui). this should display some html sites where the functions of the application are explained. what is a good way to do this? it is easy to display html sites in a jframe? for me, it would also be ok to just open a html browser window with the html files. is this easier?

does anyone has a tipp or tut how to do it (good and simple)?

thx gon
Ilja Preuss
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That's what javahelp is good for: http://java.sun.com/products/javahelp/


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gon to
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Joined: Jan 20, 2006
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mh, this seems a bit oversized for my application. i have only few html sites to display. javahelp would probably be bigger then the actual application. isn't it easier to just display them in a popup window? if yes, how do i do this? i havent much experience with gui stuff...
Ilja Preuss
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I think a JEditorPane can display HTML.
gon to
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Posts: 18
thanx, i will try this. or maybe i will just open a html file in a webbrowser.

thank you!
Gregg Bolinger
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Originally posted by Ilja Preuss:
I think a JEditorPane can display HTML.


+1. Very easy using JEditorPane.


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