The action known as 'Clicking' is defined as pressing and releasing a mouse button. By default, an instruction to click the mouse button refers to the left mouse button. When an instruction means you should click the right mouse button, the term 'Right' will be explicitly included in the instructions.

Context Menu:

A Context Menu is a pop up menu that appears when you click the Right mouse button over an item on the screen. A Context Menu contains actions that you can perform on, or with, the item at the location where the mouse was clicked.
Context Menu Example

Data is Required:

Data entry fields displayed with a pink (by default) background indicate that the user is required to enter data prior to attempting to save the associated record in the database.
Data is Required

Delete operation:

You use the 'Delete' menu item on the context menues to delete objects (i.e. Equipment Type, Voltage, Company, ...) from the database. If you attempt to delete an object while the object is in use (being referenced by) another object, then the delete request will pop-up a message indicating that the delete request can not be processed. Along with the message will be a list of those objects making the delete not possible.
Delete - In Use Messsage
Warning: The Application does not support an 'Undo' capability, so please use caution when using the 'Delete' functionality.


The action known as 'Dragging' is defined as pressing and holding the left mouse button while over an object, and then moving the mouse over a location where, when you release the left the mouse button, the object will be dropped.
Dragging is used to:

Invalid Data:

If a user enters invalid data within a data entry field, the text's color will turn to red and the status line on the corresponding window will display why the entered data is considered invalid.
Invalid Data

New Objects:

Most data objects that can be created by users within the system are created using a standard interface throughout the program. Each different type of data object (i.e. Line Section, Conductor, Voltage, ...) has an associated properties window from which you can Create, Modify and Delete the objects. On these property windows there exists a 'Create New' hyperlink which can be used to create the new data object.

Create New Data Object

Once the 'Create New' hyperlink is clicked you will need to update or fill in the default information and, on some property windows, you will need to click the 'Save Changes' button at the bottom of the window; on other simpler property windows (those with only a list/grid of properties) you only need to update the associated values in the grid and press the Enter key on your keyboard to save the changes.

Save Changes:

If you close a window that allows you to alter the properties of objects (e.g. Line Sections, Equipment Types, ...) after modifying any of the properties, without saving your changes, you will be prompted as to whether or not you wish to save your changes.
Save Changes

If you click the Cancel button, then you will be returned to the window you were attempting to close.

Search Text:

On many windows that contain a list of items there exists a standard 'Search' facility. You can enter text into the 'Search' text box to locate an item whose name at least partially matches the entered text.
Search Textbox

State Filter:

You can limit the number of Line Sections and Substations displayed within the TreeView by using the State Filter drop down.
State Filter

Underlined blue text (hyperlink):

Text on the application's windows that appear as underlined blue text are hyperlinks. These hyperlinks either execute a specific action (i.e. 'Create New') or cause an additional window to pop up displaying information about the related object.

Create New Hyperlink Example