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[pyqgis-console] update help

- shows help at the first launch of the console
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slarosa committed Jun 3, 2013
1 parent 3a33ceb commit 82013358355bc4460a05f641acacd9e9103316d9
@@ -76,9 +76,9 @@
<file>themes/default/console/iconScriptConsole.png</file>
<file>themes/default/console/iconSettingsConsole.png</file>
<file>themes/default/console/iconSextanteConsole.png</file>
<file>themes/default/console/imgHelpConsole.png</file>
<file>themes/default/console/imgHelpDialog.png</file>
<file>themes/default/console/imgHelpMenu.png</file>
<file>themes/default/console/consoleHelp.png</file>
<file>themes/default/console/editorHelp.png</file>
<file>themes/default/console/classBrowserHelp.png</file>
<file>themes/default/console/iconTabEditorConsole.png</file>
<file>themes/default/console/iconNewTabEditorConsole.png</file>
<file>themes/default/console/iconRestoreTabsConsole.png</file>
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@@ -50,6 +50,11 @@ def show_console():
# set focus to the console so the user can start typing
if _console.isVisible():
_console.activate()
## Shows help on first launch of the console
settings = QSettings()
if settings.value('pythonConsole/contextHelpOnFirstLaunch', True).toBool():
QgsContextHelp.run( "PythonConsole" )
settings.setValue('pythonConsole/contextHelpOnFirstLaunch', QVariant(False))

_old_stdout = sys.stdout
_console_output = None
@@ -675,7 +675,7 @@ def focusInEvent(self, e):
for line in reversed(fileLines):
self.insert(line)
QApplication.restoreOverrideCursor()
self.setModified(True)
self.setModified(False)
self.endUndoAction()

self.parent.tw.listObject(self.parent.tw.currentWidget())
@@ -1,158 +1,94 @@
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>Help Python Console</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />

<style>
body{
font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;
font-size : 12px;
}
#header{
background: #f6f6f6;
border-bottom: 3px solid #000;
width: 100%;
}
#headerTool td{
background: #f6f6f6;
/*width: 100%;*/
}
._titleP {
padding: 5px;
font-size: 15px;
font-weight: bold;
color: #000;
}
._title {
font-size: 20px;
font-weight: bold;
color: #000;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<table id="header">
<tr>
<style>
#toolbarConsole td{
background: #f6f6f6;
}
</style>
<h3>Python Console for QGIS</h3>
<a href="#console">Console</a><br>
<a href="#editor">Editor</a><br>
<a href="#settings">Settings</a><br><br>
<table>
<tr>
<td>
<img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/imgHelpDialog.png" />
<p align='justify'>
The QGIS Python Console is an interactive shell for the python command executions.
It also has a python file editor that allows you to edit and save your python scripts.
Both console and editor are based on PyQScintilla2 package.<br>
The console is split in two main panes, top and bottom one
resizable by using the horizontal splitter. Output area pane is a widget read-only which
shows the commands output. You can drag and drop or copy and paste text into input area and
execute code snippets from the output pane by selecting some text and clicking on the
<label>Enter selected</label> command from the context menu.
No matter if selected text contains the interpreter prompt (>>>, ...). Input area pane is the interactive
python shell for input commands.<br>To access to the python file editor use the
<label>Show editor</label> button
from the toolbar. The editor allows to edit and save python file and it offers basic functionality
for managing your code (comment and
uncomment code, check syntax, share the code via codepad.org and much more).
</p>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<a name="console">
<h4>Console</h4>
</a>
<b><i>Main features:</i></b>
<table>
<tr>
<td>
<span class="_title">Python Console for QGIS</span>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<table>
<tr>
<td>
<p align="justify">
Python Console based on PyQScintilla2.
<br><br>
To access the QGIS environment from this console
use qgis.utils.iface object (instance of QgisInterface class).
To import the class QgisInterface can also use the dedicated
button on the toolbar on the left.
</p>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/imgHelpConsole.png" /></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p align="justify">
The console is split in two main panes, output and input areas.
Both are resizable by using the horizontal splitter.
Output area pane is a widget read-only which shows the commands output.
You can drag and drop or copy text into input area
(no matter if selected text contains >>> or ...).
Use 'Share on codepad' from contextual menu for sharing snippets code.
The context menu looks like the image below.
<img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/imgHelpMenu.png"><br>
Input area pane is the interactive python shell for input commands.
</p>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<table id="header">
<tr>
<td>
<span class="_titleP">Features</span>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<p align="justify">
<ul>
<li>Auto-completion and highlighting syntax for the following APIs:
<ol>
<ul>
<li>Code completion, highlighting syntax and calltips for the following APIs:
<ol>
<li>Python</li>
<li>PyQGIS-master</li>
<li>PyQGIS</li>
<li>PyQt4</li>
<li>QScintilla2</li>
<li>osgeo-gdal-ogr</li>
</ol>
</li>
<br>
<li>CTRL+SPACE to view the auto-completion list.</li>
<br>
<li>CTRL+ALT+SPACE to view the command history list.</li>
<br>
<li>Open QGIS API documentation by typing '_api'.</li>
<br>
<li>Open PyQGIS Cookbook by typing '_pyqgis'.</li>
<br>
<li>Saves the command history by typing '_save' or closing the widget.
This command saves the history command in the file ~/.qgis2/console_history.txt</li>
<br>
<li>Clears the command history by typing <b>_clear</b>.
This command clears the command history from file ~/.qgis2/console_history.txt</li>
<br>
<li>Clears completely command history by typing '_clearAll'.
This command clears completely the command history. It has an irreversible effect.</li>
</ul>
</p>
<table id="header">
<tr>
<td>
<span class="_titleP">Toolbar</span>
</ol>
</li>
<br>
<li><label>Ctrl+Alt+Space</label> to view the auto-completion list.</li>
<br>
<li><label>Ctrl+Shift+Space</label> to view the command history list.</li>
<br>
<li>Execute code snippets with the <label>Enter selected</label> command from output pane.</li>
<br>
<li>Open QGIS API documentation by typing <label>_api</label>.</li>
<br>
<li>Open PyQGIS Cookbook by typing <label>_pyqgis</label>.</li>
<br>
<li>Save and clear the command history accessing from context menu of input pane.
The history will be saved into the file ~/.qgis2/console_history.txt</li>
<br>
</ul>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<p>The following is a description of the tools in the toolbar:</p>
<table width="100%" border="0" id="headerTool">
<td><img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/consoleHelp.png" /></td>
</tr>
</table>
<b><i>Toolbar:</i></b>
<table width="100%" id='toolbarConsole'>
<tr>
<td><img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/iconClearConsole.png" /></td>
<td colspan="2">Tool to clear python console</td>
<td colspan="2">Clear python console</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/iconClassConsole.png" /></td>
<td><img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/iconIfaceConsole.png" /></td>
<td>Tool to import iface class</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td></td>
<td><img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/iconSextanteConsole.png" /></td>
<td>Tool to import Sextante class</td>
<td>Import Sextante class</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td></td>
<td><img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/iconQtCoreConsole.png" /></td>
<td>Tool to import PyQt4.QtCore class</td>
<td>Import PyQt4.QtCore class</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td></td>
<td><img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/iconQtGuiConsole.png" /></td>
<td>Tool to import PyQt4.QtGui class</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/iconScriptConsole.png" /></td>
<td><img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/iconOpenConsole.png" /></td>
<td>Tool to open a python script and load in console</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td></td>
<td><img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/iconSaveConsole.png" /></td>
<td>Tool to save a python script</td>
<tr>
<td><img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/iconRunConsole.png" /></td>
<td colspan="2">Run command (like Enter key pressed)</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/iconSettingsConsole.png" /></td>
@@ -162,10 +98,68 @@
<td><img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/iconHelpConsole.png" /></td>
<td colspan="2">Help</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/iconRunConsole.png" /></td>
<td colspan="2">Run command (like Enter key pressed)</td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>
</table>
<a name="editor">
<h4>Editor</h4>
</a>
<b><i>Main features:</i></b>
<table>
<tr>
<td>
<img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/editorHelp.png" />
<img src="qrc:/images/themes/default/console/classBrowserHelp.png" />
</td>
<td>
<ul>
<li>Code completion, highlighting syntax and calltips for the following APIs:
<ol>
<li>Python</li>
<li>PyQGIS</li>
<li>PyQt4</li>
<li>QScintilla2</li>
<li>osgeo-gdal-ogr</li>
</ol>
</li>
<br>
<li><label>Ctrl+Space</label> to view the auto-completion list.</li>
<br>
<li>Sharing code snippets via codepad.org.</li>
<br>
<li><label>Ctrl+4</label> Syntax check.</li>
<br>
<li>Object inspector: a class and function browser.</li>
<br>
<li>Go to an object definition with a mouse click. (from Object inspector)</li>
<br>
<li>Execute code snippets with the <label>Enter selected</label> command.</li>
<br>
<li>Execute the whole script with the <label>Run script</label> command
(this creates a byte-compiled file with the extension .pyc)</li>
<br>
</ul>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<a name="settings">
<h4>Settings</h4>
</a>
<b><i>Further settings for python console:</i></b>
<ul>
<li><label>Autocompletion:</label> If checked the code completion is enabled. You can get autocompletion
from current document, from installed APIs and both from APIs and current document</li>
<br>
<li><label>Autocompletion threshold:</label> Sets the threshold to display the autocompletion list (in chars typed)</li>
<br>
<li><label>Automatic parentheses insertion:</label> If checked enables the autoclosing for bracket</li>
<br>
<li><label>Auto-save script before running:</label> Allows you to save automatically the
script to be executed in order to avoid to save it after any modification.
This action will store a temporary file into the temporary system directory
that will be automatically deleted after running.</li>
<br>
<li><label>Using preloaded APIs file:</label> You can choose whether use the preload APIs file or load some APIs files saved on your system.</li>
</ul>
<p style='border: 1px solid; background:#f6f6f6;' align='justify'>
<b>Note:</b> To save the state of console's widgets you have to close the Python Console
from the close button. This allows you to save the geometry to be restored to the next start.
</p>

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