Getting Help

Whether you display Intel® Advisor help within the Microsoft* Visual Studio environment on a Windows* OS, or in a browser when using the Intel® Advisor GUI on a Linux* or Windows OS system, you can open the product help using:

  • The Help menu, such as Help > Intel Advisor XE Help (see specific menu items below).

  • The F1 key, right-click context menu items, or click links to display context-sensitive help topics.

Once open, a two-pane help window appears:

  • Use the left pane to select the topic(s) you want to read. The table of contents initially appears in this pane, but you can select Index or Search (or Favorites) instead of Contents. With Visual Studio 2008, click Help > Search or the toolbar button to enable search.

  • Read the topic's content in the right pane. As you read, scroll using the scroll bar, mouse wheel, or up/down arrow keys. Use the Back button to return to a previously read topic.

Browsing Help in the Microsoft Document Explorer with Microsoft Visual Studio* 2008

With Microsoft Visual Studio* 2008, you can browse and search for topics in different ways:

  • Use the Help menu to open the Contents window: Help > Contents .
  • Use context-sensitive help while using a GUI, such as integration of Intel Advisor into the Visual Studio IDE.
  • To view help for Intel Advisor, select Help > Intel Advisor XE 2013 > Intel Advisor XE Help.
  • Use Help > Index to open the Index window and access an index to topics. Either type in the keyword you are looking for, or scroll through the list of keywords.
  • Use Help > Search to open the Search page and search the full text of topics in the help.

Browsing Help in the Microsoft Help Viewer with Visual Studio* 2010, 2012, and 2013

With Microsoft Visual Studio* 2010, 2012, or 2013, you can browse and search for topics in different ways:

  • Use the Help menu to open the Intel Advisor Help: Help > Intel Advisor XE 2013 > Intel Advisor XE Help .
  • Use context-sensitive help while using a GUI, such as integration of Intel Advisor into the Visual Studio IDE.

The Help Viewer has two separate modes: Online or Local with Visual Studio 2010, and Online or Disk with Visual Studio 2012. For set up information in Visual Studio 2012 and 2013, select Help > Add or Remove Content. For set up information in Visual Studio 2010, use the Start menu shortcut: Visual Studio Tools > Manage Help Settings (see the Intel Advisor Release Notes).

Locating Intel Topics

With Microsoft Visual Studio* 2008, to filter the documentation so that only the Intel documentation appears, select Help > Contents from the Visual Studio* user interface. In the Filtered by: drop-down list, select Intel.

With Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 SP1, to determine where the currently displayed topic appears in the table of contents (TOC), click the Sync with Table of Contents button on the Visual Studio toolbar to highlight the topic in the Contents pane. With Visual Studio 2012 or 2013, select the Show Topic in Contents button. Where applicable, the Intel® Advisor and related product help topics provide a Where am I in the workflow? link under the See Also heading at the bottom of the topic. Click this link to view the product workflow with a highlight on the stage that this topic discusses.

With Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 or 2012, start the Microsoft Help Viewer from Visual Studio by clicking Help > View Help. When using Visual Studio 2010 SP1, 2012, or 2013, Intel topics appear in the Contents pane when using Local or Disk mode. When using the Online mode, you can instead use Help > Intel Advisor XE 2013 > Intel Advisor XE Help. When using Visual Studio 2010 without SP1, Intel topics appear under Related Links.

With any Visual Studio version, you may need to configure the use of local (disk) help. With Visual Studio 2010, choose Help > Manage Help Settings > Choose Online or Local Help > I want to use Local help (see the release notes). With Visual Studio 2008, select Tools > Options > Help > Online > Try local first, then online.

When using the Intel Advisor Standalone GUI, display help by clicking Help > View Help or by using context-sensitive help.

On Linux OS systems, set the BROWSER environment variable to the browser path and executable.

Using Context-Sensitive Help

Context-sensitive help enables easy access to help topics on active GUI elements. The following context-sensitive help features are only available for certain products, including Intel Advisor:

  • In the Advisor XE Workflow tab and in some dialogs, click certain links to get specific help related to the underlined word.

  • In the Result tab, you can right-click an element to display its context menu. Certain context menus display a What Should I Do Next? menu item. Choose this menu item to get help specific to the active user interface element.

  • F1 Help: Press F1 to get help for an active dialog box, property page, pane, window, or for the currently selected function in the code editor.

Activating Intel Search Filters in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

With Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, you can include Intel documentation in all search results by checking the Intel search filter box for the Language, Technology, and Content Type categories. You must check the Intel search box for all three categories to include Intel documentation in your searches. Unchecking all three Intel search boxes excludes Intel documentation from search results. The Intel search filters work in combination with other search options for each category.

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