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Symbolic Value : Resource Definition
helptext - Assign an error code number to a text string.

#include <globerr.h>

Symbolic Values :

Description :

Assigns the given error code to the given text string. When language compiling, the macro actually amounts to nothing more than a comment. When resource compiling a module (RC), the macro is used to map error code numbers to a corresponding text string.

    Prior to Release 4.5, an alternative form was defined due to a compiler bug in MPW C. The compiler generated an error when a macro evaluated to nothing and is followed by another #define.

    /* "helptext" designates the "Menu Help" messages displayed on the top
    line of the screen when you drag across a menu item. There is usually
    also further online help associated with each of these menu items. */

    #define helptext(code,text)

See Also : errortext stringtext apitext debugtext internaltext blocktext semtext limitedasciitext donottranslatetext