Use the Sequence File Converter tool to resave sequence files on disk using the current version of TestStand. You can also change the file format to binary, XML, or INI, and you can change the protection setting for the files. The Sequence File Converter tool, SequenceFileConverter.exe, is located in the <TestStand>\Bin directory. Select Tools»Update Sequence Files in the sequence editor or a in full-featured user interface to launch the Sequence File Converter tool. You can also launch the Sequence File Converter tool by selecting Start»National Instruments»TestStand x.x»Tools»Update Sequence Files.
The application window displays a view of the directories and files on disk. You can change the base path of the view by entering a path in the toolbar, by selecting a directory using the Browse button, or by double-clicking on folders in the view.
Use the Edit menu and the context menu to change the file format and protection setting for the files you select in the view. Setting changes made to sequence files in the Sequence File Converter application are not are written to disk until you select Edit»Apply Changes, click Apply Changes in the toolbar, or select Update Files from the context menu.
This example shows how to complete the following tasks:
|Note TestStand supports password protecting sequence files to deter editing and viewing within the sequence editor and user interfaces that use the TestStand UI Controls. The TestStand API limits access to a file protected from viewing but cannot prevent access to the file content during execution. National Instruments does not recommend using passwords as the only way of protecting intellectual property.|
The following list describes all of the available options you can use in the command line for the Sequence File Converter:
|Note This does not remove password protection.|
|Note The Disable value removes password protection from all files unlocked during conversion.|