Workspace Browser Context Menu

TestStand 2017 Help

Edition Date: November 2017

Part Number: 370052W-01

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The items in the context menu vary depending on the location you click in the Workspace Browser dialog box and whether the TestStand User Interface is running in Editor Mode or Operator Mode.

The context menu can contain the following items:

  • Open—Opens the selected file in the user interface or an external application.
  • New Workspace—Creates a new workspace and displays the workspace. Only one workspace can be open at a time. If a workspace is already open, TestStand closes it before creating a new workspace.
  • Open Workspace—Loads an existing workspace file and displays the workspace. Only one workspace can be open at a time. If a workspace is already open, TestStand closes it before opening a different workspace.
  • Close Workspace— Closes an existing workspace. When you select Close Workspace, a dialog box may open, prompting you to save any changes before closing the workspace
  • Save Workspace—Saves the currently open workspace.
  • Insert New Project— Creates a new project on disk and adds the project to the workspace. This option is available only when you click on the root workspace object.
  • Insert Project From Disk—Adds an existing project to the workspace. This option is available only when you click on the root workspace object.
  • New Folder—Adds a new folder to the selected project or sequence file.
  • Insert New Folder From Disk—Adds a folder from disk to the selected project or sequence file. After you select the folder, a dialog box prompts you to add the files within the folder. Click Yes to insert the folder you select and all the folder content so the content of the new folder in the Workspace matches the directory structure of the folder on disk. Click No to insert the folder and subfolders without adding the files the folders contain.
    Note  Use Insert Code Modules from the context menu on the folder you insert to include code module files in the workspace for each sequence file in the folder.
  • Add Files from Disk—Adds the files from disk to the selected workspace folder or project.
  • Insert Code Modules—Adds code module files to the workspace. Under each sequence file, TestStand creates a folder called CodeModules that contains the code modules the sequence file calls. The folder also includes any code module source files the sequence file references.
    Note Note  TestStand does not dynamically update code modules. If you add or remove any code modules from your sequence files, you must delete the CodeModules folder and then select Insert Code Modules again to add the code module files back to the workspace.
  • Add to Source Code Control—Adds the selected project or file to source code control.
  • Remove from Source Code Control—Removes the selected project or file from source code control.
  • Get Latest Version—Copies the latest version of the selected project or file from source control to the local computer. Click Advanced Options to launch a dialog box that varies based on the SCC provider.
  • Check In <filename>—Checks the selected file into source control.
  • Check Out <filename>—Checks the selected files out of source control and places a writable copy of the files on the local computer. Click Advanced Options to launch a dialog box that varies based on the SCC provider.
    Note Note  Before you make changes to a file, check the file out of source control. For a file checked into source control, if you make the local copy of the file writable and then make changes, TestStand asks you if you want to reload the file when you try to check the file out. If you reload the file, the version checked into source control overwrites the version on the local computer and any changes you have made to the local file.
  • Undo Check Out—Checks the selected file back into source control and discards any changes you have made to the file. Click Advanced Options to launch a dialog box specific to the SCC.
  • Show History—Shows the SCC history of the selected file. The history gives you information about previous versions of the file.
  • Show Differences—Shows the differences between the two files you select to compare. For example, you could compare the local copy of a file with the same file checked into source control. The SCC provider determines the application that TestStand launches to compare two files. You can configure the SCC provider to use the TestStand File Diff and Merge utility to compare sequence files, or you can use any third-party text differ application to compare sequence files that use the INI or XML file formats.
  • Cut—Removes the selected workspace object and places it on the clipboard.
  • Copy—Copies the selected workspace object to the clipboard.
  • Paste—Inserts a workspace object from the clipboard.
  • Delete—Deletes the workspace object.
  • Rename—Changes the name the dialog box displays for the selected project or folder.
  • Clear SCC Messages—Removes all messages from the Source Code Control Messages control.
  • Refresh All SCC Status—Refreshes the SCC status of all files in the workspace and verifies that the files exist on disk.
  • Properties—Shows the properties of the selected file. This command launches the Workspace Object Properties dialog box, which can contain the following tabs:
    • General—Displays the path name of the file, the date the file was last modified, and the SCC status of the file.
    • Source Control—Changes the source control project and launches the source control system. Click Advanced Options to launch a dialog box specific to the SCC provider. For a workspace item, this tab also enables you to change and connect to a source control provider and to change the source control user name.
      Note Note  This tab is visible only for workspace and project items.
  • SCC Provider Options—Displays options for the SCC system.

See Also

TestStand File Diff and Merge Utility

Workspace Browser dialog box

Workspace Object Properties dialog box

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