Source SDK: Mastering the Source/The Control Bar
For this chapter we're going to be going over the very basics of the Hammer Editor. We're going to start off with the Control Bar, one of the most basic and most essential pieces of the Hammer Editor, and one you'll be using every time you use Hammer.
The Control Bar is located at the very top of the Hammer Editor and contains eight drop down boxes, File, Edit, Map, View, Tools, Instancing, Window, and Help. This bar contains the basic settings and configurations for the Hammer Editor. It is one of the most important aspects of the Hammer interface, and will be used to define the basics of how you edit your Hammer map.