Introduction to Help Automation

Help automation is the name given to the set of constructs and methods included in ACUCOBOL-GT to support context-sensitive help in your application. This section describes these constructs and methods. Many applications provide on-line help information in a way that is sensitive to the application's context. Context-sensitive help responds to a particular screen or control that the user clicks on or otherwise identifies.

Help automation is the mechanism that takes care of informing the help processor that help is needed for a particular item or context. The help processor is a program or subroutine that performs the task of delivering the help content to the user.

In ACUCOBOL-GT, the help automation mechanism consists of: