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Description: AutoDoc viewer for OS4
Download: autodocviewer.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 124kb
Version: 1.4
Date: 15 Jun 2022
Author: Glenn Hisdal, Costel Mincea
Submitter: Costel Mincea
Requirements: AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Update 1, AISS 2.2+
Category: development/utility
Replaces: development/utility/autodocviewer.lha
License: Freeware
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.1
FileID: 12114
Comments: 2
Snapshots: 3
Videos: 0
Downloads: 109  (Current version)
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Votes: 11 (0/0)  (30 days/7 days)

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Autodoc Viewer for AmigaOS 4.
This program makes it easy to read Autodoc files on AmigaOS 4.
The program has a simple to use ReAction interface.

It was originally developed by Glenn Hisdal and is currently maintained by
Costel Mincea.

Add directories containing autodoc files to the directory list in the
preferences. All files ending with .doc in the given directories will be
listed to the left in the main window.

Clicking a file name in the left-hand list, will load that autodoc file, and
display its contents. The different sections found in the file will be
displayed in a list at the top of the main window. The contents of the
selected sections is displayed right below that list.

One can search through the displayed text by using the "Find" function.
(Search->Find, or RAmiga+F).
It is also possible to search for files, sections or text in all the Autodoc
files known by the program. Pressing Ramiga+S, or selecting Search->Search
in the menu will bring up the Search window.
When the search is completed, a list of matching files or sections will be
shown. Selecting a file or section will load the correct file into the main
window and jump to the desired section.

When viewing a file, double clicking on a library name or function name will
attempt to open the autodoc file for that library or function.

* ReAction GUI
* Read autodoc files by clicking the file name.
* Jump to a section by clicking the section name.
* Search for text in the displayed section.
* Search for files, sections or text in all autodoc files known by the
* Can open its own screen.
* Printing of documents or sections

Toolbar images rely on the AISS package by Martin Mertz. If AISS is not
installed, only text buttons are shown.

You can find AISS on os4depot.net or at www.masonicons.de.

- Fixed a potential crash due to purely choosen gadget IDs in search window.
  Thanks to George Sokianos for the report.
- Changed main window space distribution between file chooser and content
  from 30:70 to 25:75.
- Added proper iconify icon. Thanks to George again.
- Rewrote directory scanning code completely to use DOS v53 functions and
  to allow for custom pattern.
- Disabled recursive directory scanning by default. Thanks to Andy Broad
  for the report.
- When started from CLI, any arbitrarily given argument is no longer blindly
  assumed to actually be an existing file.
- Fixed using a custom font for displaying the AutoDocs. Thanks to Colin
  Wenzel for the report.

- Hotfix for non-working speedbar buttons on Final Edition Update 1. That
  is what you get if you don't test on a vanilla system -.-

- Replaced buttons and spaces with speedbar gadget.
- Now uses AISS if available and text only buttons if not. Hence, removed
  formerly included ClassAction images.
- Replaced all deprecated function calls.
- Fixed a bunch of memory holes.
- Replaced custom expat/XML prefs system with application_lib/PrefsObjects.
- Removed 'show icons in list' setting, it is fixed now.
- Screenmode group is now correctly displayed according to setting.
- Now actually respects screenmode settings on startup again.
- Rescans directories now only if they actually changed and not every time
  the prefs window is left using Save/Use buttons.

- Compiled with GCC 8.3.0 and fixed all warnings.
- Added WINDOW_PopupGadget and enabled system snapshot as well as
  jump-to-screen functionalities.
- Removed obsolete custom Windows->Snapshot menu.
- Fixed build date display in about window.

- First release after 14 years O.o
- Some smaller fixes here and there mainly to form a new baseline release.

- Printing support
- Viewed documents history
- Can take a filename as argument when started from shell
- Can be used as the default tool for autodoc files
- Double clickable words in documents.
- Probably introduced some nice bugs to be fixed before the 1.0 release :)

- Headers (NAME, FUNCTION, ...) highlighted.
- User selectable font used to display autodoc text.
- Automatic search when selecting search type with the chooser gadget can be
  switched off.
- A number of bugs fixed.

- Snapshot option. Selecting "Windows->Snapshot Windows" from the menu will
  snapshot all open windows.

- Improved compatibility with autodoc files.
- When opened on its own screen, the screen now has a name.
- Screen is closed when iconifying the program.

- Fixed the bugs in v0.5
- The program can now open on its own screen.
- Possible to disable list icons.

- Improved search functionality.
- Images added to lists.

- Added search.
- Fixed a major bug that could crash the program.

- First release

Please report bugs for the AutoDocViewer project at


Or in the support thread at the OS4Welt.de forum (German & English) at


Finally, you may also send a private email to

  Costel Mincea <cyborg stackswap net>

Have fun!

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