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Select Customize from the context menu in the Step Types list of the Insertion Palette, or select Step Type Menu Editor from the context menu in the View Types For panel of the Types window to launch the Step Type Menu Editor dialog box in the TestStand Sequence Editor, in which you can use any combination of different type palette files. You can use the Step Type Menu Editor dialog box to ensure that the Step Types list of the Insertion Palette and the Insert Step submenu of the Steps pane context menu properly organizes the step types the type palette files contain. The changes you make in the Step Type Menu Editor dialog box appear in both the Step Types list and the Insert Step submenu.
TestStand stores the settings in this dialog box in <TestStand Application Data>\Cfg\GeneralEngine.cfg and in type palette files. When you want to share the configuration of the Step Types list and Insert Step submenu with another computer, copy GeneralEngine.cfg to the target computer. Copying this file also copies the station options settings you configure in the Station Options dialog box.
|Note For each step type, the settings in GeneralEngine.cfg have precedence over the version of the settings in a type palette file. If no settings for a particular step type exist in GeneralEngine.cfg, TestStand uses the version of the settings in the type palette file to determine the location of the step in the Step Types list and Insert Step submenu. This is useful when you want to redistribute a type palette to another computer and want to control the default location of the step types in the type palette on the new computer.
If you redistribute a type palette and want to ensure that the information for the Step Types list and Insert Step submenu in the file is updated, you must resave the type palette file when you finish using the Step Type Menu Editor dialog box. TestStand does not mark type palette files as modified if you make changes only to the Step Types list and Insert Step submenu. You must resave any type palette files in which you want to update this information.
The Step Type Menu Editor dialog box contains the following options:
Click the Expression Browse button to launch the Expression Browser dialog box, in which you can browse for properties and functions to build the Submenu Display Name Expression.