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Interlanas



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:42 pm    Post subject: RCC enhancements Reply with quote

I love that RCC is still a native Windows executable, rather than a web-application. It is responsive and screen real estate is used to display information, rather than large areas of white nothing.
The classic style with a tree on left pane, and details on right pane works very well.

However, RCC in its current implementation (12.42), does have some room for improvement.
Please find my contribution to the wishlist below.

1. Some functions execute locally rather than on the AHM Server. In my humble opinion, it should be moved entirely to the AHM server (see below).
2. The GUI og RCC lacks properly implemented generic functionality that is expected of any Windows GUI application.
2a. Shortcuts such as Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-X, Ctrl-V and Ctrl-Z should work on both folders and tests, just the way it does in any other Windows application e.g. File Explorer. The current implementation of Copy in the context menu should be retained.
If a user selections or modification is required, the dialogue should appear just before executing the operation requested by the user.

2b. When editing individual tests:
2b1. The visible part of many fields are too small for long expressions such as WMI. This makes it difficult to edit the expressions in the field. E.g. A larger visible part of the comment field would be much appreciated.

2b2. A shortcut that saves the test and jumps to the same field in the next (or previous) test, is very much desired.

2b3. Some tests have the ability to get the value from the tested unit while editing test, but executes locally. Hence the retrieval often fails, because the tested unit rejects request from other sources than the AHM Server.

2b4. More variables should be available in the Test name field, e.g. %AlertThreshold%.

2c. When editing multiple tests:
2c1. All fields that are common to the selected test should be editable. I do realize that it may not be an easy task.

3. A 64bit MSI package with RCC and all current tools, would also be nice.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2b1 - comment field
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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2b2. A shortcut that saves the test and jumps to the same field in the next (or previous) test, is very much desired.

In next version you will be able to use
Shift+Alt+Left - save and move to previous test
Shift+Alt+Right - save and move to next test
Alt+Left - discard and move to previous test
Alt+Right - discard and move to next test
(actually Alt+Left, Alt+Right works with software you have)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The visible part of many fields are too small for long expressions such as WMI.

There is button that starts WMI Explorer, easy to edit and check results.

Other items is planned as well, as low priority tasks

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good. But at few more lines in the comment field woud be nice.
An obvious use of the comment field would an explanation to numerical test results. E.G. five lines would often be enough to list the most important ones.
The expansion options is a handy idea. Especially if there is an option to "Allways expand all", for those of us with big screens.

I will patiently wait for the implementation, and hope that others find these enhancements useful too.

BR
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you need to check comments without modifying test settings? May be you don't need Test Properties dialog at all? There is Test Info dialog (Ctrl+I)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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An obvious use of the comment field would an explanation to numerical test results

Tune up Reply option allows to replace numbers with some messages.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="KS-Soft"]Sounds like you need to check comments without modifying test settings? May be you don't need Test Properties dialog at all? There is Test Info dialog (Ctrl+I)

Actually I'm looking for overview while editing.
Nonetheless, I find the Test Info dialogue useful in other situations.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of additions:
1. Ctrl-K for duplicate test. Useful when creating multiple similar tests.
2. Lists, such as SNMP profiles, should be sorted
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Lists, such as SNMP profiles, should be sorted

Open list, use popup menu items to sort

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KS-Soft wrote:
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Lists, such as SNMP profiles, should be sorted

Open list, use popup menu items to sort


Thank you. I was not aware of the pop up menu.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Version 12.64 with some improvements available for download

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KS-Soft wrote:
Version 12.64 with some improvements available for download
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When downloading the file using the Edge browser, the message "host-mon.exe was blocked because it could harm your device" appears.

Maybe something should be done about it?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Microsoft will update some databases and will remove this message later.

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