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Remote Control

Remote control is a tool used to remotely inject key presses to a target (device or simulation target).


The SICP client needs to be present on target. This can be done by either of the following methods

  • Install using the Target Manager properties dialog, see the section on Managing Physical Targets in Target Manager Help for more information.
  • Manually install using the Brew MP Loader. The SICP client is located in the folder.

Note: Due to device limitations, Remote Control screen capture performance on device does not match the performance on the Simulator.

Using Remote Control

Remote Control can be used with simulation and physical targets. Launch the target you want to use Remote Control on, either by connecting your physical device to your computer, or launching a simulation target.

  1. Open Target Manager.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Right-click on the running target (Simulator or Physical Targets), and select Remote Control, as shown in the image below.

    • Select a target, and from the Target Manager menu select Action > Remote Control.
  3. The Remote Control UI launches, as shown in the image below.

  4. Key presses in the Remote Control UI are sent to the target, as are events.
  5. Once the Remote Control GUI is open the target can be changed by selecting the Target drop-down arrow as shown in the image below. Only running or connected targets can be selected. to start or connect a new target, use Target Manager.


Remote Control includes a snapshot feature to capture the target screen. To use snapshot, SICPClient needs to be installed to the target. To capture the target screen at any given time, use the instructions below.

  1. Do either of the following:
    • Click the snapshot icon in the Remote Control GUI.

    • Select Tools > Snapshot.

    A Save As dialog opens.

  2. In the Save As dialog, enter the filename and file type, and browse to the location on your machine to save the snapshot. Click Save.

    The snapshot is saved to the location specified in the Save As dialog.