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Inside Macintosh: More Macintosh Toolbox /
Chapter 3 - Help Manager / Help Manager Reference
Help Manager Routines

Getting the Message of a Help Balloon

Using the HMExtractHelpMsg and HMGetIndHelpMsg functions, you can extract information from existing help resources.

You can use HMExtractHelpMsg to extract the help messages specified in existing help resources. You might find this useful if you have duplicate commands and you want to store help messages in only one resource. For example, if you have a dialog box that replicates portions of a pull-down menu, you could specify help messages in the 'hmnu' resource for the pull-down menu, and use HMExtractHelpMsg to extract those help messages to use with the related items in the dialog box's 'hdlg' resource.


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