Enrich widget with implementation details
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Development Environment 11.10.8 (Build 37957)

Background (WHY)

Outsystems provides many widgets with many purposes and best practises. It might be hard for especially new (front-end) users to have a good understranding of all widgets and the best way to use them. So, the developer needs to go search in order find additional information on the specific widgets.


Idea (WHAT)

 Is it possible to make a direct link from the widget to the corresponding web page that explains the widget indetails.

for example :  Widget Popover Menu allows the developer to open webpage https://success.outsystems.com/Documentation/11/Reference/OutSystems_Language/Interfaces/Designing_Screens/Popover_Menu


Implementation proposal (HOW)

When a Developer right-clicks on a widget on the left pane in the Client Development Studio, it whows a small badge, that says "open widget details page". When clicking on that page, the client default browser opens (in a new tab) de detail page of the widget.


Goal & result.

Especially for new users and developers that debug the applications of others, a quick reference to the widget's details can be (in my opnion) a real time and error saviour.

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2020-04-15 12-37-35
Daniël Kuhlmann
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2020-04-15 12-37-35
Daniël Kuhlmann
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Hi,

I think this is already in place some months now, anywhere in Service Studio also when you are on a widget when pressing F1 or in the right-mouse click context menu the option 'Help on xxx (F1)' will give context based help.

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on 01 Feb 2021

As Daniel said, this idea was partially achieved by adding to a lot of Service Studio elements a Help button, which redirects to useful links about that element.

In attach there's a gif so everyone can check the functionality.