Lazarus Docs

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Overview of the Lazarus Documentation

Basically you should make a difference between the projects ((Free Pascal Project, Lazarus Project) and the used formats of the help (Online, html, chm, inf)

Free Pascal Project

Common
Free Pascal programming guide (prog.pdf, prog.chm, ... [online])
Free Pascal language referenz guide (ref.pdf, ref.chm, ... [online])
Free Pascal user guide (user.pdf, user.chm, ... [online])
Development Tutorial (buildfaq.pdf, [online])
Runtime Library
Runtime library (rtl.pdf, rtl.chm, ... [online])
Free components reference
Reference for package fcl (fcl.pdf, fcl.chm [online])
Programs
Free Pascal code documenter FPDoc (fpdoc.pdf, fpdoc.chm, ... [online])

Lazarus Project

Lazarus Komponenten Bibliothek
Reference for package lcl (lcl.chm, ...[online], Wiki LCL)

Installation of the help in Lazarus

Online Help

Is not to install. If a connection to the internet is available, you can use it with F1 (or CtrlF1 - depends on the configuration). If offline help is installed and the topic is available, so the offline will be used first, then the online help.

Offline help

Is un der the path ($Lazarus/doc/)

See also


Using the help in Lazarus

Online help

If you have connection to the internet, you have to press F1 (or CtrlF1 - depends on the configuration) to show the help. If offline help is installed and the information is available, so is firdt the offline help used and secondary the online.

Offline help

If offline help is installed and the information is available, so is firdt the offline help used and secondary the online.

Build the offline help

The building of the offline help is complex. Threr are more building path used.

Free Pascal Programming Guide

(prog.pdf, prog.chm, ... )
Available languages
english
Sources
in SVN under http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/fpcdocs
Sourceformat
Latex (fpcdocs/prog.tex)
Toolchain
make based
Unix based, Windows could work
Formats
html, pdf, chm
Buildtime
not defined, if needed ?
In Lazarus installed
yes ($(lazarusdir)/docs/chm/prog.chm)

Free Pascal Language Reference Guide

(ref.pdf, ref.chm, ... )
Available languages
english
Sources
in SVN under http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/fpcdocs
Sourceformat
Latex (fpcdocs/ref.tex)
Toolchain
make based
Unix based, Windows could work
Formats
html, pdf, chm
Buildtime
not defined, if needed ?
In Lazarus installed
yes ($(lazarusdir)/docs/chm/ref.chm)

Free Pascal User Guide

(user.pdf, user.chm, ...)

Available languages
english
Sources
in SVN under http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/fpcdocs
Sourceformat
Latex (fpcdocs/user.tex)
Toolchain
make based
Unix based, Windows could work
Formate
html, pdf, chm
Buildtime
not defined, if needed ?
In Lazarus installed
yes ($(lazarusdir)/docs/chm/user.chm)

Development Tutorial

(buildfaq.pdf)
Available languages
English
Sources
in SVN under http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/fpcdocs
Sourceformat
Lyx (Latex) (fpcdocs/buildfaq/buildfaq.lyx)
Toolchain
make based
Unix based, Windows could work
Formate
html, pdf
Buildtime
not defined, if needed ?
In Lazarus installed
no

Runtime Library

(rtl.pdf, rtl.chm, ... )

Available languages
English
Sources
in SVN under http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/fpcdocs
Sourceformat
Latex (fpcdocs/rtl.tex)
Diverse Verzeichnis in fpcdocs im FPDoc Format (xml)
Toolchain
make based
Unix based, Windows could work
Formate
html, pdf, chm
Buildtime
not defined, if needed ?
In Lazarus installed
yes ($(lazarusdir)/docs/chm/rtl.chm)

Free Components Library

Reference for package fcl (fcl.pdf, fcl.chm)

Available languages
English
Sources
in SVN under http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/fpcdocs
Sourceformat
Latex (fpcdocs/fcl.tex)
Diverse Verzeichnis in fpcdocs im FPDoc Format (xml)
Toolchain
make based
Unix based, Windows could work
Formate
html, pdf, chm
Buildtime
not defined, if needed ?
In Lazarus installed
yes ($(lazarusdir)/docs/chm/fcl.chm)

Free Pascal Code Documenter FPDoc

(fpdoc.pdf, fpdoc.chm, ...)
Available languages
English
Sources
in SVN under http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/fpcdocs
Sourceformat
Latex (fpcdocs/fpdoc.tex)
Toolchain
make based
Unix based, Windows could work
Formate
html, pdf, chm
Buildtime
not defined, if needed ?
In Lazarus installed
yes ($(lazarusdir)/docs/chm/fpdoc.chm)

Lazarus Components Library

 (lcl.chm, ..)
Available languages
English
Sources
in directory ($(lazarusdir)/docs/xml/lcl)
Sourceformat
FPDoc format XML
Toolchain
FPDoc based (xml)
Programm $(lazarusdir)/docs/html/build_lcl_docs.lpr builds chm or html
Formats
html, chm
Buildtime
If you start it by yourself (Attention, built in $(lazarusdir)/docs/html/lcl/lcl.chm -> move ?!)
In Lazarus installed
yes ($(lazarusdir)/docs/chm/lcl.chm)

Used programms and toolchains

FPDoc

Tutorial : FPCDocs_Tutorial (englisch)
CHM Bckend : chm_backend_for_fpdoc (englisch)
How to make Lazarus Docs How_To_Make_Lazarus_Docs (english)

Make in SVN-fpcdocs

Please read README.DOCS and readmechm.txt.