hooking up the help button to external URL - is it possible?

Hi,

I would like to enable the help button of for the plugin I am developing. I know this is supposed to be done by returning non-null string from Configurable.getHelpTopic(), but this requires hooking up to a topic on IDEA's internal help system. What I would like to do is have this button open a web browser and show a help page hosted on an external web page. Is such a thing possible?

Janusz

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Hello Janusz,

I would like to enable the help button of for the plugin I am
developing. I know this is supposed to be done by returning non-null
string from Configurable.getHelpTopic(), but this requires hooking up
to a topic on IDEA's internal help system. What I would like to do is
have this button open a web browser and show a help page hosted on an
external web page. Is such a thing possible?


No, it's not currently possible to customize handling of help for Configurable
instances.

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