How to Add a Single Instance Picker Control to a Form in the Authoring Tool
Updated: May 13, 2016
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 - Service Manager
A Single Instance Picker control in the System Center 2012 – Service Manager Authoring Tool is a System Center 2012 – Service Manager custom control. It is used for presenting a list of instances of a certain class, and it lets the user select an instance from that list. This control resembles the User Picker control, but instead of being based on the User class, it is based on any class that you specify, including custom classes. You can modify properties of the Single Instance Picker control to customize characteristics such as the class whose instances will populate the list.
Use the following procedure to add a Single Instance Picker control to a form.
Ensure that the Form Customization Toolbox pane is open and that the form that you want to customize is open in the authoring pane.
Drag the Single Instance Picker icon from the Form Customization Toolbox pane to the form. Click the Single Instance Picker control on the form.
In the Details pane, select the Binding Path property, and then click the ellipsis (…) icon. In the Binding Path dialog box, select the related class whose instances will populate the control’s instances list on the form.
Click any other property, such as Width or Height, in the Details pane to customize other properties of the Single Instance Picker control.
Click File, and then click Save All to save the custom form to a management pack.