Editing Program Preferences
A number of preferences may be set using the Preferences editor dialog. This dialog is comprised of
three pages and may be accessed from the main menu by selecting Edit|Preferences....
The options available from the Display page are:
New! Show instructions on dialog boxes - placing a check
in this box will cause brief instructional text to be displayed at the top of most dialog boxes. Clearing
this box will cause this text to not be displayed.
Supress class name prefixes in tree - placing a check in this box will cause all characters preceeding
and including the first '_' character to be supressed. Thus, the class
would be displayed as
The Associations page contains preferences relevant to the Associations Graph panel:
Association depth traversal - specifies of the number of association levels to be
traversed away from the 'selected' node. If Traverse all is checked, all association levels
will be explored. To specify a depth to which associations may be traversed, clear this checkbox and enter an
integer value in the text box.
Select graph background color - allows for the selection of a color to serve as the background
for the Associations Graph.
Certain application behaviors may be modified by settings on the Behavior page:
Update Properties Using: - allows for the setting of how properties are updated to the CIMOM. Selecting
setProperty causes the setProperty operation to be used. Since setProperty has been deprecated
for the WBEMServices client APIs, an alternative mechanism setInstance, may be used.
Delete indication subscriptions on exit - placing a check mark in this box will cause any indication
subscriptions on the CIMOM to be deleted on program exit. If this box is cleared, no indication subscription
instances will be deleted when CimNavigator exits.
The values for this dialog are persisted in the CimNavigator.properties file.
Right-clicking on any class node in the instance tree will display a context menu of options
relevant to the selected class. Selecting Edit node display properties... from the menu
displays a dialog that allows for the setting of display characterics related to the class
and its instances:
The Class page is used to set the icon to be used to decorate the
currently selected class tree node. This should be a 16x16-pixel image located in the images
directory. If desired, the same icon can also be used to decorate instance nodes in the Instance Tree
or the Associations Graph. Use the Browse button to navigate to an existing icon file.
Similarly, the Instance page can be used to set the icon used to decorate instance nodes in the
Instance Tree, which may be different than that used for the class node.
The Label property drop-down box is used to select a property that will be used to label class
The Graph page is used to set an icon to be used to decorate instance
nodes in the Associations Graph.
All of these values are persisted in the Aliases.txt file located in the config directory.
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