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ST 4U 103: Online Help for VA Smalltalk

July 6, 2011 9:43:23.106

Today's Smalltalk 4 You looks at the help system that comes with VA Smalltalk. The only trouble you may have with it is the warning about loading "active content" into your browser; we'll cover that in the tutorial. If you have trouble viewing it here in the browser, you can also navigate directly to YouTube. To watch now, click on the image below:

VA Help.

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Today we'll look at the help system that comes with VA Smalltalk. It's standard Windows help - we'll go to the help directory and open that up:

Help

Depending on the browser you use, you may get a warning about loading active content. Since this content is local, and comes from a trusted vendor, we'll just ok it:

Accept Help

Accept Help

This opens up to the index page for VA help. From here, you can peruse all of the available topics:

Browse Topics

For example - say you wanted to get started with a database application - just dive into that topic:

Browse Help

Need more help? There's a screencast for other topics like this which you may want to watch. Questions? Try the "Chat with James" Google gadget over in the sidebar.

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