HML Manager is an auxiliary application for HostMonitor. It is included into
Advanced Host Monitor package. Standard, Professional and Enterprise licenses for Advanced Host Monitor already
include a license for HML Manager. Holders of a Lite license may buy an additional license for
HML Manager separately.
How to do
HML Manager is a tool which provides easy and effective manipulation with tests in
HML files. HML Manager supports Drag&Drop operations, so that you may move tests from one file to another without a
hassle. You may copy or delete hundreds of tests in one click. Folders may be organized and reorganized in any order.
Using group operations with tests provides you with a powerful option of changing parameters for hundreds of tests in
The main window of HML Manager is divided into two panels (left and right). Each panel may be shown in either of two
modes: "File Selection Mode" or "File Content Mode".
File Selection mode
While in file selection mode, the panel looks almost like the Windows Explorer window. The purpose of this mode is
to help in finding *.hml files (they contain HostMonitors` tests) on the drives of your computer or on the network
drives. After you find an *.hml file it is then available for viewing and editing. You may also use this mode for
copying, renaming and deleting files.
The upper part of the panel shows all drives, folders and network resources that are available on your computer.
What makes it different from the Windows Explorer is that it shows *.hml files in the same tree with drives and
folders. We call this pane - Files Tree pane.
When you select an *.hml file, HML Manager reads it and displays the content in the Folders Tree & Tests List panes.
The lower part of the panel in File Selection Mode shows the list of recently edited files. By default the most
recent file is always at the top and the less resent is lower and so on. An option to sort files by name is also
available (you may access it through pop up menu).
When you select a file in the recent files list HML Manager reads it and displays content in the Folders Tree & Tests List panes.
You may use both Files Tree and Recent List areas of the panel for manipulations with files.
When you right click any item in the panel a pop up menu will appear. It contains commands, similar to those in
"File" menu of the main menu bar of the HML Manager:
| New ||-|| Creates new HML file.|
| Copy ||-|| Creates a copy of the selected file with another name (a dialog will ask you to provide a name for the copy).|
| Rename||-|| Changes the name of the selected HML file.|
| Delete||-|| Removes the selected HML file.|
| Restore from backup ||-|| When "Create backup files" option is enabled, HML Manager creates backup files. Using this menu item you may restore information from that backup file (undo all changes that were made to the file since HML Manager was started).|
File Content mode
Using this mode of the panel you may view the list of folders and tests that are stored in selected HML file.
You may create new folders and subfolders, move them to another level or another HML file, edit folders and tests
properties, import tests from special text file, etc.
While in File Content Mode the upper part of the panel displays the list of folders (not the folders of the hard
drive, but the test folders from within an HML file). We call this pane Folders Tree.
In this panel you see a list of folders within the selected HML file displayed as a hierarchical tree. You may
create new folders and subfolders, delete or move folders, edit properties of folders.
To perform the desired operation you may select an appropriate item from the popup menu or click one of the buttons
which are located to the right from the tree panel.
The lower part of the Tests List panel displays a list of tests from the selected folder. When an option "Show tests
in subfolders" from View menu is enabled then the tests from all descendent subfolders are also shown.
You may select any number of tests and perform the following actions with them: delete, move to another folder
(within the same HML file) or move into another HML file, change test parameters. Also you may import tests from a
special text file or from
IP-Tools' HostList. To perform an operation
choose appropriate item from the main menu [Edit] or from a local popup menu.
Use [View] menu to customize the look of this panel. You may view items in the form of large
icons, small icons, simple list, or a list with detailed information about each test.
Both panes support drag&drop operations. You may select several tests in Tests List pane and drag them into
another folder (within the same HML file) or you may move them into another HML file.
You may move an entire folder (with all subfolders and tests) from one location to another as well.
How to do
How to change the panel size:
To make the panels narrower or wider, point to the divider between the two panels.
When the pointer changes to a <-->, hold down the left mouse button as you
drag the divider left or right.
How to select tests:
To select consecutive tests, click the first test, press and hold down SHIFT, and then click the last test.
To select tests that are not consecutive, press and hold down CTRL, and then click each test that you want to select.
How to move tests to another folder:
Select source file using Files Tree or Recent List panes.
Make sure the destination folder (in Folders Tree pane) is visible.
In the Tests List pane select the test(s) you want to move. Drag the tests to the destination folder.
How to move folder (with descendant subfolder and tests) to another level:
Select source file using Files Tree or Recent List panes.
Use drag and drop to move folder to any location within the same file (except you can not move a folder to its own
subfolder). Folders are moved with all descendent subfolders and tests in them.
How to move tests of folders to another file:
Select source file using Files Tree or Recent List in the left panel.
Click "Close file selection" button in the left panel. The button disappears and a smaller button with tree icon replaces
it. Click this new button in the left panel. Now in the right panel select the destination file. Click "Close file
selection" button in the right panel.
Now you can see a destination file in the left panel and the source file in the right panel.
Use drag and drop to move tests or folders between the files. When you move folders, subfolders and tests in them are
moved as well.
Use the File menu to create new HML file, delete or rename existing file, print information, etc.
These commands are also available in popup menu (that appears when you press right mouse button) in the
Files Tree pane or in the Recent List pane.
|New ||-|| Creates new HML file.|
|Copy ||-|| Creates a copy of the selected file with another name.|
|Rename||-|| Changes the name of the selected HML file.|
|Delete||-|| Removes the selected HML file.|
|Save ||-|| Saves changes.|
|Restore from backup ||-|| When "Create backup files" option is enabled, HML Manager creates backup files. Using this menu item you may restore information from that backup file (this action discards all changes that were made in the file since HML Manager was started).|
|Print ||-|| Sends information from the active panel to the printer.|
|Exit ||-|| Saves settings and exits HML Manager.|
|Edit menu - these commands are for managing tests.|
|Edit||-|| Opens Test Properties dialog window and allows you to edit test(s) properties.|
|Delete||-|| Removes the selected test(s).|
|Select All ||-|| Selects all tests in active Tests List pane.|
|Invert Selection||-|| Selects all unselected tests and unselects all selected tests.|
|Import from Text file||-|| Imports data from the special text file and appends the tests to the current list.|
|Import from IP-Tools ||-|| Imports data from the IP-Tools' HostList.|
|View menu - a set of commands for Tests List pane customization.|
| Large Icons ||-|| Displays items by using large icons.|
| Small Icons ||-|| Displays items by using small icons.|
| List ||-|| Displays items as a simple list.|
| Details ||-|| Every line of a list displays one test with detailed information about it.|
| Disabled tests - grey ||-|| Displays disabled tests on grey background.|
| Show tests in subfolders ||-|| When this option is enabled then the tests from a selected folder and all descendent subfolders are shown.|
| Show grid lines ||-|| With this option enabled, HML Manager will use gridlines to separate list items|
| Use HostMonitor's palette ||-|| With this option enabled HML Manager will inherit the color palette of HostMonitor. Disable this option to use Windows standard palette.|
| Sort by .. ||-|| You may specify the field which then will be used to sort tests in the list.|
| Delete to Recycle Bin ||-|| Enables file deletion via the Recycle Bin.|
| Create backup files ||-|| Creates backup files (with .~HML extension) prior to all modifications.|
| Help ||-|| Starts Help system in a special window.|
| Home Page ||-|| Starts default web browser and opens home page of the HML Manager on www.ks-soft.net.|
| WWW Forum ||-|| Starts default web browser and opens web forum on www.ks-soft.net.|
| About ||-|| Shows copyright and version information for HML Manager.|
Minimum system requirements
- Windows NT 4.0 SP6, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2/R2 or Windows 7
- Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher
- 3 Mb of free disk space
- Minimum screen resolution: 800 x 600
- Internet Explorer 5+
- Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
How much does it cost?
When you purchase an Advanced Host Monitor STANDARD, PROFESSIONAL or ENTERPRISE edition you will get the license for
HML Manager at no cost. Otherwise the license costs $20.
You can order HML Manager using credit card, Switch and Solo debit cards, check/money order or wire transfer.
If you are concerned about submitting your order and/or credit card information online, you may register the
HML Manager via phone, fax or postal mail.