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TestStand includes a variety of example programs that you can use to help you learn key concepts or to serve as a starting point for applications you create. Browse the table of contents of this help file or use the links below to access more information about each example. You can launch an example directly from the corresponding help topic by clicking the Open Example button.

You can also browse the examples in the following ways:

  • Open the Examples.tsw workspace file located in the <TestStand Public>\Examples directory.

    Open the Examples.tsw workspace file.

  • Open an example sequence file from the subdirectories of the <TestStand Public>\Examples directory.

TestStand includes example programs in the following topic subdirectories.

Note Note  Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code tsfeatex to access the TestStand support document, TestStand Featured Examples, for additional examples not described in this help file.

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 Built-In Step Types

 Custom Step Types

The Custom Step Types examples extend TestStand with additional custom step types to call different types of test code. This directory includes the following example programs:

 Customizing Result Processing

The Customizing Result Processing examples demonstrate common approaches for customizing default TestStand result processing plug-ins, and for creating custom result processing plug-ins. This directory includes the following example programs:

 Demos

The Demo examples provide an overview of TestStand features. You can execute these examples without installing additional software. This directory includes the following example programs:

 Fundamentals

 Interfacing with Hardware

The Interfacing with Hardware examples demonstrate how you can use TestStand to communicate with and coordinate your test hardware resources. This directory includes the following example programs:

 Modifying Process Models

The Modifying Process Models examples demonstrate common methods for overriding or extending default process model functionality in the client sequence file. This directory includes the following example programs:

 Modifying User Interfaces

The Modifying User Interfaces examples demonstrate common TestStand user interface features and customizations. This directory includes the following example programs:

 Parallel Testing

The Parallel Testing examples demonstrate TestStand features for running your test code in parallel. This directory includes the following example programs:

 TestStand API

The TestStand API examples demonstrate how to implement common applications of the TestStand API in the TestStand expression language and other programming languages. This directory includes the following example programs:

 TestStand Debugging Features

The TestStand Debugging Features examples highlight TestStand features for troubleshooting your test sequences. This directory includes the following example programs:

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