QAD .NET User Interface Overview > Main Menu Bar > Help Menu
Help Menu
Help Menu
Use the Help menu to display Application and Program Help, and to view installation and application configuration details.
The Help menu commands include:
QAD Enterprise Applications User Interface Help
This option displays the Contents page for the QAD .NET User Interface Help system in the QAD Assist Panel.
Application Help
This option is available when your cursor is placed within a non-component based field or screen. When you then select Application Help, field or procedure help is displayed for the field or screen.
View Configuration
Opens a window that displays various configuration settings that cannot be directly changed by a user of the QAD .NET UI. These settings must be changed by a system administrator.
Display information about the version of QAD .NET UI that is running, the time the QAD .NET UI was started, and the total amount of physical memory the QAD .NET UI is using. (If N/A is displayed, the operating system is not giving the QAD .NET UI permission to access system information.)
View log information by clicking on View Log; the log file opens in the text editor associated with files ending in the .log extension on your system. The log file is named QAD.Applications.log.
On Windows systems (including XP, Vista and Windows 7), the default location of the log file is:
which is a Windows system environment variable that resolves to the path for the Application Data folder of the current user.
For example, on Windows XP, %APPDATA% resolves to:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data.
Using Application Help
Application help is available in a number of options:
Context-sensitive field help for non-component based programs is available by pressing F1 when in a non-component based field. This also provides a link to the procedure help for the program.
Context-sensitive field help for component-based programs is available by enabling the QAD Guide Me feature, which provides mouse-over descriptions of the current field. See QAD Guide Me.
Context-sensitive program help is available by pressing F1 in a component-based screen, which launches the QAD Assist Panel. See QAD Assist.