wxHelpProvider is an abstract class used by a program implementing context-sensitive help to show the help text for the given window.

The current help provider must be explicitly set by the application using wxHelpProvider::Set().

Derived from

No base class

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See also

wxContextHelp, wxContextHelpButton, wxSimpleHelpProvider, wxHelpControllerHelpProvider, wxWindow::SetHelpText, wxWindow::GetHelpText



Virtual destructor for any base class.


void AddHelp(wxWindowBase* window, const wxString& text)

Associates the text with the given window or id. Although all help providers have these functions to allow making wxWindow::SetHelpText work, not all of them implement the functions.


wxHelpProvider* Get(void)

Unlike some other classes, the help provider is not created on demand. This must be explicitly done by the application.


wxString GetHelp(const wxWindowBase* window)

Gets the help string for this window. Its interpretation is dependent on the help provider except that empty string always means that no help is associated with the window.

void AddHelp(wxWindowID id, const wxString& text)

This version associates the given text with all windows with this id. May be used to set the same help string for all Cancel buttons in the application, for example.


void RemoveHelp(wxWindowBase* window)

Removes the association between the window pointer and the help text. This is called by the wxWindow destructor. Without this, the table of help strings will fill up and when window pointers are reused, the wrong help string will be found.


wxHelpProvider* Set(wxHelpProvider* helpProvider)

Get/set the current, application-wide help provider. Returns the previous one.


bool ShowHelp(wxWindowBase* window)

Shows help for the given window. Uses GetHelp internally if applicable.

Returns true if it was done, or false if no help was available for this window.

ymasuda 平成17年11月19日