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  05 May 2009
Helpline stops working in Maya


Dont really knwo how to describe, bare with me

When I create a separate window with a helpline in it, the helpline is there of course
But when I close that window, the helpline in Maya is gone.

So my question is, how do I get it back? Do I need to "kill" the helpline from the separate window or something?

  05 May 2009
Looks like there's a bug with the helpLine. I just tried the example code in the MEL docs:

 string $window = `window -menuBar true`;
 menu -label "File";
 menuItem -label "New" -annotation "Help for New";
 menuItem -label "Open" -annotation "Help for Open";
 menuItem -label "Close" -annotation "Help for Close";
 string $form = `formLayout`;
 string $column = `rowLayout -numberOfColumns 4
     -columnWidth4 32 32 32 32 -columnAttach4 both both both both`;
     button -label "A" -height 32 -annotation "Help for A";
     button -label "B" -height 32 -annotation "Help for B";
     button -label "C" -height 32 -annotation "Help for C";
     button -label "D" -height 32 -annotation "Help for D";
     setParent ..;
 string $frame = `frameLayout -labelVisible false`;
 formLayout -edit
     -attachForm $column "top"    0
     -attachForm $column "left"   0
     -attachNone $column "bottom"
     -attachForm $column "right"  0
     -attachNone $frame  "top"
     -attachForm $frame  "left"   0
     -attachForm $frame  "bottom" 0
     -attachForm $frame  "right"  0

 showWindow $window;

Once I open the window, the Help line in the main Maya window becomes unresponsive. It won't respond to any other annotations/mouseovers. Even after I close the custom window (although the custom window doesn't delete the main Maya window's help line.
  05 May 2009
Exaxtly, thats whats happening to me too

Im wondering if there is a way to "refresh" the helpline in some way?
  05 May 2009
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