Help Text

A Help Text is a legacy Development Object that defines a block of text that is displayed in an application window to provide help about the application. They are unlikely to be used in modern applications.

Help texts must have a unique name; they cannot use the same name as a message.

They can be accessed with the help ProcScript statement and the $text ProcScript function. New and updated help texts are automatically compiled when you save them.


Object type code: msg
Main Development Object? No
Part of: Untyped Library
Contains: Property
Generalization: Development Object
Compilation Output: MessageName@Library@Language.msg


Help Text specializes Development Object in the following ways:

  • It has a message library as parent
  • It has properties, but no code containers or other development objects
  • Unlike Message objects, it has window dimensions.