ELECTRIC BUTTERFLY RELEASES UNIHELP 1.7
Support for Virtual Volumes Added to Cross-Platform Help System for
LOS ANGELES, California (March 22, 2005) – Electric Butterfly announces the
immediate availability of UniHelp 1.7, the award-winning help system for
REALbasic. UniHelp provides an easy-to-use, feature-rich solution for
REALbasic developers who want to add online help to their cross-platform
applications. Version 1.7, which is a free update for all registered
UniHelp customers, includes improved help navigation and adds support for
Apple Help Viewer, Microsoft HTML Help, WinHelp…. Why waste precious
development time designing and compiling a different Help system for each
platform when you can easily use UniHelp for all of them? Just drag the
UniHelp components folder into your REALbasic project, add a few lines of
code, create your external help pages, and that’s it — instant online help
for your compiled REALbasic applications that works on Classic Mac, Mac OS
X, and Microsoft Windows.
— Displays Both HTML and ASCII Text Files.
— Supports URL Links, Relative Links, Anchors, and Email Links in HTML.
— Parses More Than 20 Standard HTML Tags.
— Parses More Than 60 HTML Accentuated and Special Characters.
— Supports Images, Video, and Audio.
— Built-in Search Engine.
— Supports Context-Sensitive Help.
— Familiar Help-style Interface with Table of Contents, Back, Forward,
Home, Copy and Print buttons.
— Customizable Icons, Title Bar, Start Page, Contents Sequencing, Font,
Window Positioning, etc.
— GUI Support for English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch,
German, and Japanese.
— Small Footprint: Since Your Help Pages are External, only the UniHelp
Module is Compiled with Your RB App.
— Supports Help Pages placed in a REALbasic Virtual Volume.
— Run REALbasic Methods from within your HTML help pages by clicking on
HTML-based UHScript hyperlinks.
— Easy to Use and Royalty-Free!
“UniHelp” and “Electric Butterfly” are never mentioned anywhere on the
UniHelp interface, providing you with a full-featured generic Help solution
— your software customers will think you built it yourself!
What’s New in UniHelp 1.7:
— UniHelp now supports Virtual Volumes! Place all of your help pages and
related subdirectories and help graphics inside a single REALbasic Virtual
Volume file. UniHelp 1.7 displays your help pages and Table of Contents as
usual, using the Virtual Volume format like a database. Distributing your
help in a single file, cross-platform Virtual Volume enables your
application to be more portable! Please note: this new feature is optional,
using a standard help folder is also still supported.
— Improved help navigation! By popular demand, the currently displayed
help page is always highlighted in the Table of Contents, even if the page
request did not originate from a Table of Contents selection. Perform a
search, utilize context-sensitive help, click the Back/Next arrow buttons,
or click on an HTML hyperlink to jump to a new help page and its location in
the Table of Contents will be automatically highlighted, showing you exactly
where you are in the help system at all times.
— New Virtual Volume boolean parameter added to the RunUniHelp method,
notifying UniHelp whether your help pages are located in a Virtual Volume
(True) or a standard folder (False).
— UniHelp’s parsing of Relative Path HTML hyperlinks is now faster and more
Availability and Pricing:
For more information, please visit:
For only $49.00 US, you can add UniHelp to an unlimited number of REALbasic
applications. UniHelp is ROYALTY-FREE, so you pay only once (per developer)
and then use it in all your REALbasic projects and distribute your compiled
applications with NO additional fees! Convert the Demo version into a
Registered version and receive unlimited e-mail tech support by purchasing a
UniHelp Serial Number at http://www.ebutterfly.com/rb/unihelp.asp
UniHelp was Made with REALbasic and
Requires REALbasic 5.0 or higher.