Ok, here is the documentation- a brief explanation of each slider, checkbox, radio button and doo-hickey. I know some of the interfaces are complicated- sorry, a bit of the engineer peeking through. ;-)
Donít forget that most every control that has a number (sliders and text boxes) can be animated.
Previews- note that CS does not pass the entire scene into the shader room preview window. So if you are using a shader that refers to another object (Proximity, Iridescence, Fresnel, Lit or Angle) what you see in the preview window may not be accurate. Location has a similar issue, as the object is not at the same coordinates. Check the scene preview window instead.