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is it possible to show custom HTML contents in a Wing tab?

I need this capability in Wing Personal I would like to write an extension script that loads my own custom "help" from HTML pages from my menu

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asked 2022-04-07 12:53:52 -0600
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updated 2022-05-05 09:27:38 -0600
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You can open an .html file and see the source, but Wing currently cannot render html as a web page.

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answered 2022-04-07 15:52:44 -0600
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Thanks, but the Wing Help submenus like "Wing Manual" or "Tutorial" are doing so. They open a tab and show HTML rendered pages. Are they special cases?

steve1964's avatar steve1964 (2022-04-07 16:27:18 -0600) edit

Wing uses a qt QTextBrowser widget for its help documentation, which renders a limited subset of html. Wing's scripting support (in Wing Pro but not Wing Personal) does not directly support rendering other documentation, but it would be possible to display a QTextBrowser with a bit of work.

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I have control on the kind of HTML to display, it's not for generic browsing. So a way to exploit the QTextBrowser widget would be fine for me. But does this imply some code changes on your side or is it something I can do by myself from the scripting API?

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It's possible to do this if you go beyond the scripting API, but not easy. We may end up needing to make some changes so it's easier. Note that it is not supported in Wing Personal.

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answered 2022-04-08 13:08:18 -0600
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The disabled example script scripts/pylintpanel.py illustrates how to add a tool and you could put a QTextBrowser in the panel. See https://wingware.com/doc/scripting for docs on scripting and extending Wing Pro.

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