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TestStand 2019 Help

Edition Date: May 2019

Part Number: 370052AA-01

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The View menu contains the following items, which are used to display non-Sequence File windows and to customize the TestStand Sequence Editor window:

  • Sequence File—Lists the available panes or windows for a sequence file. These commands are available only when a Sequence File window is active.
    • Steps—Displays the Steps pane where you edit the steps in the Setup, Main, and Cleanup step groups for the sequence file.
    • Sequences—Displays the Sequences pane where you edit the sequences in the sequence file.
    • Variables—Displays the Variables pane where you edit the locals, parameters, and file globals for the sequence file and station globals.
    • Types—Displays the Types window where you can edit step types, custom data types, and built-in data types. The sequence editor selects the active sequence file in the Types window.
    • Display File Hierarchy—Displays a graph in the Sequence Hierarchy window of the hierarchy of all sequences in the current sequence file.
    • Display Hierarchy Using—Displays a graph in the Sequence Hierarchy window of the hierarchy of all sequence calls starting at the process model entry point you select. The list of entry points varies according to the process model the sequence file uses. This option uses the current sequence file as a client sequence file.
  • Execution—Lists the available panes or windows for an execution. These commands are available only when an Execution window is active.
    • Steps—Displays the Steps pane, where you can trace the execution of steps.
    • Variables—Displays the Variables pane, where you can view and modify variables and properties values for the active context when an execution is suspended.
    • Report—Displays the Report pane, where you can view the report for the execution.
  • Hierarchy—Restores hidden Sequence Hierarchy window panes.
    • Call Graph—Restores the Call Graph pane.
    • Legend—Restores the Legend pane.
    • Overview—Restores the Graph Overview pane.
  • Sequence Analyzer—Lists the available panes for a TestStand Sequence Analyzer project. These commands are available only when a Current Sequence Analyzer Project window is active.
    • Rules—Shows the Rules pane, where you enable, disable, and configure rules to use for analysis in the current project, sequence file, or workspace file.
    • Options—Shows the Options pane, where you enable and disable sequence analyzer project options that control the analysis and determine whether the sequence editor automatically saves the current analyzer project.
    • Files—Shows the Files pane, which specifies the files and directories to analyze.
  • Step Settings—Displays the Step Settings pane where you can specify the module and settings for the active step or steps selected on the Steps pane of a Sequence File window. The Step Settings pane also displays the module and settings for the selected step or steps on the Steps pane of an Execution window.
  • Debug—Lists the available panes for debugging an execution.
    • Call Stack—Displays the Call Stack pane, where you can select the sequence invocation to view for the execution thread selected in the Threads pane.
    • Threads—Displays the Threads pane, where you can select the current thread for the active Execution window. The sequence editor traces the steps executing in the selected thread.
    • Watch View—Displays the Watch View pane, where you can view values of watch expressions. The sequence editor displays values for the selected sequence invocation the Call Stack pane specifies. The sequence editor updates the values in the Watch View pane when execution suspends at a breakpoint or while tracing.
  • Insertion Palette—Displays the Insertion Palette, which you use to insert new steps into the active sequence file or window.
  • Output—Displays the Output pane, which lists the output messages posted to TestStand.
  • Workspace—Displays the Workspace pane for managing projects. You can organize files into projects so you can quickly open related files. You can also use the Workspace pane to check files in or out of various source code control systems.
  • Windows—Displays the Windows pane, which lists all open sequence files, executions, and other windows. The sequence editor displays the window you select from this list.
  • Find Results 1—Displays the Find Results 1 pane, which contains search results from a Find/Replace or Find/Replace in Files command that disables the Display in Find Results 2 option.
  • Find Results 2—Displays the Find Results 2 pane, which contains search results from a Find/Replace or Find/Replace in Files command that enables the Display in Find Results 2 option.
  • Analysis Results—Displays the Analysis Results pane, which you can use to view and resolve the messages for the most recent analysis of the current project, sequence file, or workspace file. The sequence analyzer overwrites the content of the Analysis Results pane each time you start an analysis session.
  • Lock/Unlock UI Configuration—Specifies whether the sequence editor locks the user interface configuration by preventing changes to toolbars, menus, or the docking state of panes. Use the UI Configuration tab of the Sequence Editor Options dialog box to specify which elements and operations the sequence editor locks.
  • Reset UI Configuration—Resets to a default configuration all modifications previously made to menus, toolbars, and the docking state of panes. The Reset UI Configuration command loads the configuration you specify when you enable the Automatically Load Configuration at Startup setting on the UI Configuration tab of the Sequence Editor Options dialog box, otherwise the Reset UI Configuration command loads the default Small Screen Example or Large Screen Example configuration depending on the screen resolution. TestStand considers a 1280 x 1024 minimum screen resolution as large screen.
    Note Note  This option does not reset any changes you make to the Step Types list or Templates list on the Insertion Palette. The configuration settings for the Step Types list are stored in <TestStand Application Data>\Cfg\GeneralEngine.cfg, and the configuration settings for the Templates list are stored in <TestStand Application Data>\Cfg\Templates.ini. If you want to reset these settings, you must have previously backed up these files so you can restore them manually. You can also delete GeneralEngine.cfg to revert the Step Types list settings, but doing so also reverts any changes you made to the configuration of search directories, station options, adapter settings, and most recently used (MRU) and directory history lists. In addition, deleting the Templates.ini file removes all template objects from the Templates list.
  • Station Globals—Displays the Station Globals window, which contains the station global variables and the types they use, including built-in and custom data types.
  • Types—Displays the Types window, which lists of commonly used step types, built-in data types, and custom data types.
  • User Manager—Displays the User Manager window for managing TestStand users and their privileges. Use this window to add new users, update user privileges, and change the types of privileges users can have.

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