All functions of the Device Monitoring Studio are invoked through commands. For convenience, almost every command is accessible using several user interface tools:
Each command is accessible through the main menu. Several commands used to execute local actions of specific tool windows are accessible through context, or shortcut menu. Shortcut menu is invoked by clicking the right mouse button, or by pressing “Context Menu” keyboard button (usually located next to the right Ctrl key).
Most commands are also displayed on toolbars. Two kinds of toolbars are used in the Device Monitoring Studio. Main toolbar is located right under the menu bar and is fully customizable. You can also create new toolbars and place them near the menu bar. Other toolbars, which are not customizable, are located in tool windows and contain the most used commands that are specific for those tool windows.
Several most used commands have associated keyboard shortcuts or hot keys. Pressing such associated key or key combination invokes the command. You can change assigned key combinations as well as assign new key combinations to other commands.
All commands described in this documentation are mentioned by their location in the main menu. For example, the “Open…” command, located under the File main menu item is referenced as File » Open…. Other examples are File » Exit for an “Exit” command under File menu and Tools » Settings… for a “Settings…” command under Tools menu.
By convention, if ellipsis symbol (…) terminates menu item's name, it means that user is required to provide additional information to execute this command. This may include displaying a dialog box, asking for confirmation etc. For example, the File » Exit command does not require any additional action from you, while the File » Open… command opens a File Open dialog, therefore requiring you to provide additional information.