Using Wolfram Workbench 2, I have succeeded in creating custom documentation for custom functions. After doing "Application Tools -> Deploy Application", I can Get my package, and then call up my function's documentation page via the right-click menu:

custom docs accessible via right click

Built-in functions have two nice additional ways of calling up docs – a small >> link that appears in the info box, and an i-in-a-circle icon in the function's hover box:

builtin functions have other ways

These two ways of accessing help pages are not available for my custom function:

custom docs not accessible this way

Is this a limitation of Workbench, or is there some way to activate these two additional ways of calling up function help?

I have found a few other questions which reference https://github.com/jmlopez-rod/ApplicationMaker , but I am not clear if that package is meant to supplement or replace Workbench. Workbench on it's own already seems fairly complex, so I am hoping to find a solution which will not required (too much) additional tooling beyond Workbench itself.

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    $\begingroup$ This is actually a two part question. Both parts are in fact duplicates, but of different questions. The question cited above addresses the >> part. This questions: mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/125661/… addresses the i-in-a-circle part, but at the moment has no answer. $\endgroup$
    – billc
    Commented Jul 18, 2017 at 4:56


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