How can I open my help system topic with api instruments?

Hi, all.

My plugin have it's own help system that is plugged into the main IDEA help.
Now I need to open a help topic with a plugin action.

Didn't find any information about how to do it.
Can anybody help?
And where can I read about such possibilities from (for the future)?

Thanks,
Maria.

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Hello Maria,

My plugin have it's own help system that is plugged into the main IDEA
help. Now I need to open a help topic with a plugin action.

Didn't find any information about how to do it.
Can anybody help?


HelpManager.getInstance().invokeHelp()

And where can I read about such possibilities from (for the future)?


You can browse the OpenAPI source code which is included in the plugin development
package.

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Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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Hello Dmitry,

thank you for the answer. Actually I found this solution yesterday.
Help topic is opened in the help window, but for some reason help tree in the left panel of the help window don't expand to higlight the topic (tree doesn't contain any selection at all).

When I tried to open a topic from the IDEA help - it expanded the tree (I used the same method call).
Do you know why the tree doesn't expand when I open topic from my help system?

Thanks,
Maria.

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Hello Maria,

thank you for the answer. Actually I found this solution yesterday.

Help topic is opened in the help window, but for some reason help tree
in the left panel of the help window don't expand to higlight the
topic (tree doesn't contain any selection at all).

When I tried to open a topic from the IDEA help - it expanded the tree
(I used the same method call).

Do you know why the tree doesn't expand when I open topic from my help
system?


This is most likely a bug. Could you please file a JIRA issue at http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/
?

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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Dmitry, I don't have enough time now, but I tried to add a problem report as you asked.
But I don't understand how to add item into the issue navigator..
Could you please explain how to use the navigator?

Thanks,
Maria.

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Hello Maria,

Dmitry, I don't have enough time now, but I tried to add a problem
report as you asked.
But I don't understand how to add item into the issue navigator..
Could you please explain how to use the navigator?


To file a new issue, please use the "Create New Issue" link in the top navigation
bar. You'll need to register in JIRA in order to be able to create issues.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-10882
it is the link to the JIRA issue.

Hope, it's what you asked me to do?

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