Actions Tab

   

 

The Actions Tab is used to search for actions to add to your project. To add a new action to your project, simply click on it.

 

actiontypes

 

The available actions are grouped in categories. The categories are based either on functionality, or in some cases on the third party product they support, for example "Source Safe" or "CVS". You can search for Action Types by name using the Search edit box at the top of  the Actions Tab. You can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+I to set the focus to the filter edit control:

 

ActionTypesFilter

 

To clear the search filter click on the "Clear Search Field" button or press Escape :

 

ClearActionTypesFilter

 

Note: Only actions that are in installed packages are displayed. If you can't find an action you need, try adding packages in the Package Manager.

 

Options:

 

There are two display options for the Actions Tab: Item Sort Order and Orientation.

 

ActionTypesOptionsSortOrder

 

Item Sort Order controls the order the actions are displayed in.

 

Alphabetically
Frequently Used - more frequently used actions are placed first
Registration Order - the order chosen by the designer of the actions

 

Orientation controls the display of the categories and actions lists:

 

Left to right: Two columns
Top to bottom: One column, with the actions below categories.

 

Note: the orientation display also applies to the Options screen.

 

Tip:

 

To search for an action and add it without using the mouse:

1.Press Ctrl+I to focus the action filter
2.Type a few letters of the name of the action
3.Press the Down arrow key until you reach the action.
4.Press Enter to create the new action.

 

See Also

 

Action Lists