|Registration||how to register CimNavigator|
|Essentials||some of the basics|
|Toolbar buttons||what do those buttons do?|
|Connection to Server||establishing a connection to a CIMOM|
|Edit Namespaces||managing namespaces|
|Edit Branch Object Classes||specifying the classes that appear in the tree|
|Edit Branch Association Classes||specifying the associations that appear in the tree|
|Edit Program Preferences||configure CimNavigator for your preferences|
|Edit Object Display Properties||configure how objects are displayed|
|Developer Tools||nifty things for developers|
|Lifecycle Indications||monitor the creation/modifation/deletion of instances|
|Associations||viewing and navagating associations|
|Classes and Instances||create, edit, and save classes and instances|
|Methods||execute methods on instances|
The main application window is composed of two windows. On the left is the Instance tree, while on the right is a tabbed panel that contains the Associations Graph, Properties, Methods, and Indications tabs.
The Instance tree contains classes, subclasses and instances that the user has identified as being of interest. Root branch classes are specified by use of the branch class editor dialog. These branch classes are loaded at program startup, along with any first-level child classes that inherit from them. Additionally, any instances of these classes are loaded. There are two branches off of the root node. The Objects branch contains object classes and instances, while the Associations branch contains association classes and instances.
The Associations Graph is used to view CIM instances that are associated with a particular instance via CIM associations. When an instance is dragged onto the Associations Graph, the application will request from the CIMOM instances that are associated to it and display them as well. This process is recursively repeated to some 'depth' preference specified by the user.
The Properties panel displays properties of the class or instance selected in the Instance Tree, while the Methods panel displays methods of the same class or instance. Finally, the Indications panel is used to display any outstanding indication subscriptions and indications received from the CIMOM.