[Qt-creator] Still no help...

Nikolai Kosjar nikolai.kosjar at qt.io
Thu May 17 08:37:32 CEST 2018

On 05/16/2018 04:15 PM, Jason H wrote:
> I have reverted to using the help button on the left pane. Why isn't F1 working?
> I have help installed.. it works on some projects but not others.

What do you mean by "help button on the left pane"?
For which code? (C++? QML/JS?)

> Is there a way to troubleshoot what fails when I press F1?

For the clang code model, you can start Qt Creator within a run time 
environment containing


to see debugging output when doing a mouse hover on e.g. identifiers. 
This will query the help data base, basically triggering the F1 code 
path (the tooltip will contain a F1 symbol do indicate that F1 can be 
pressed to go to documentation). A sucessfull run looks like this:

   qtc.clangcodemodel.hover: Requesting tooltip info at 68
   qtc.clangcodemodel.hover: Processing tooltip info "QCoreApplication"
   qtc.clangcodemodel.hover: Querying help manager with 
"QCoreApplication" "QCoreApplication" ClassOrNamespace
   qtc.clangcodemodel.hover:   Match!

Please put answer to these questions and the failing example into a bug 

Note that the clang code model is more sensitive to invalid code than 
the built-in one. Error recovery is not that great.


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