Intel® VTune™ Amplifier provides a Getting Started page with the links to installed resources like Tutorials using a variety of tuning scenarios for sample applications and links to documentation resources available on the web. You can access this page through the Help menu or Getting Stared link on the Welcome page.
This topic describes different options to get documentation support for the VTune Amplifier in any Intel Studio. Note that Visual Studio IDE integration is available only for the VTune Amplifier XE, part of Intel Parallel Studio XE and Intel Cluster Studio XE.
Getting Started page is available via Help > Getting Started with Intel VTune Amplifier <version> menu or via the toolbar button.
To view help, select Help > Intel VTune Amplifier <version> Help from the menu.
Browsing Reference for Processor Events
VTune Amplifier documentation includes Reference for Intel processor events. To access the Reference for a particular Intel processor/microarchitecture, select Help > Intel Processor Event Reference landing page and choose the required microarchitecture/processor.
Using Context-Sensitive Help
Context-sensitive help enables easy access to help topics on active GUI elements. The following context-sensitive help features are available on a product-specific basis:
F1 Help: Press F1 to get help for an active dialog box, property page, pane, or window.
What's This Column: In the grid, right-click a performance metric column and select the What's This Column entry from the context menu to open a help topic for this particular metric. You can also view a lightweight metric description in the pop-up window when hovering over the column name.