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Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development by Chuck Lanham, James Kennard

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Help files

The Joomla! core components use special help files, which can be displayed in the backend using the menu bar button Help. In this example, we add a button, which, if used, will display the contents of the screen.system.info.html help file in a pop-up window. The additional information for the button is as follows:

JToolBarHelper::help('screen.system.info');

Core help files are located in the administrator/help directory. To support multilingual requirements, the help directory contains one folder for each installed language. Located in these folders are the HTML help files.

We can use a similar implementation for our components. We must create a help folder in the administration root of our component and add a subfolder for every help ...

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