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int sds_setfunhelp (char *function, char *helpfile, char *topic, int flag);

Register help for SDS commands.

This function registers help topics for SDS commands that are used in progeCAD. This function works with any SDS and LISP command prefixed by C: (to turn it into a command).

The argument function is the name of the SDS or LISP function.

The argument helpfile is the name of the HLP file containing the help text.

The argument topic is the name of a topic within the help file, such as a command name. When this argument is missing, progeCAD displays the first topic of the help file.

The argument flag displays one of the following:

Flag Meaning
help_contents Display the initial topic in the HLP file.
help_helponhelp Display help on using help.
help_partialkey Display the Search dialog box using topic as the search text.

This function returns RTNORM or RTERROR.


  • Use the sds_help function to call Help from a dialog box Help button.
  • For more information about creating a dialog box with a Help button, see these topics in the .

Programming Overview of SDS (Solutions Development System)

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