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How to Browse a Form in the Authoring Tool

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager

Use one of the following two procedures to browse a form in the System Center 2012 – Service Manager Authoring Tool. In both procedures, note that the properties in the Details pane are updated according to the class property that is bound to the selected control. And, note that the Binding Path entry in the Details pane indicates the respective property that the field in the form represents.

To browse a form from the Form Browser

  1. If the Form Browser pane is not visible, click View, and then click the Form Browser tab.

  2. In the Form Browser pane, select the management pack that contains the form that you want to view.

  3. In the list of forms, right-click the form that you want to view, and then click View. The form opens in the authoring pane.

  4. Ensure that the Details pane is visible. If not, click View on the menu bar, and then click Details Window. The properties of the form appear in the Details pane.

  5. Select a control on the form.

To browse a form from Management Pack Explorer

  1. In the Authoring Tool, click File, and then click Open.

  2. In the Open a Management Pack dialog box, select the management pack that contains the form that you want to view. For example, select Management Packs as the file type, and then select the ServiceManager.ChangeManagement.Library.mp management pack in the D:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft System Center\Service Manager 2012 Authoring\Library folder.

  3. In the Management Pack Explorer, select the opened management pack, and then expand Forms. Right-click the form that you want to view, and then click View form. The form opens in the authoring pane.

  4. Ensure that the Details pane is visible. If not, click View on the menu bar, and then click Details Window. The properties of the form appear in the Details pane.

  5. Select a control on the form.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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