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  1. Qt Creator
  2. QTCREATORBUG-22334

F1 help for standard C / C++ libraries

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    • Type: Suggestion
    • Status: Reported
    • Priority: Not Evaluated
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: Qt Creator 4.9.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Documentation
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      Description

      Qt creator currently does not give any result when pressing "F1" for any C / C++ standard library functions.

      I do understand that the Qt project will not create an own documentation for these libraries. I also do understand that it might be hard to ship a set of thirdparty documentation as noted in QTCREATORBUG-1992 .

      However I believe that providing simple access to at least some kind of help via "F1" is a key feature for a modern C++ IDE. Other IDE's have this feature, partially linking to online resources which are then displayed inside the IDE.

      I am aware that there is a qch package for cppreference.com here: https://wiki.qt.io/Qt_Creator_Documentation_Gallery , however this does not implement F1 help. Maybe consider to extend this package in a way that F1 help is possible with it? Maybe consider to ship this package then together with Qt creator (if the site owners agree)? Maybe consider to link to a page like cppreference.com directly?

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              • Assignee:
                con Eike Ziller
                Reporter:
                markus.maier Markus Haberlander
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