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How Can I Include the LabVIEW 7.0 Run-Time Engine When Deploying a TestStand 3.0 System?
When deploying my TestStand system, I can choose to create an installer with the TestStand 3.0 Engine. In the Engine Options dialog box, there is an option to include ...
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How Can I Programmatically Query the Sequence File Version From My TestStand Sequence?
I would like to obtain the sequence file version of the sequence that I am currently executing. Is there a way to obtain this information at execution time?
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How Do I Copy My Custom Database Schemas from One Station to Another?
I've created a custom schema that handles special data entry into my database. I would like to take the custom schema to other computers for testing or deployment. ...
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In TestStand, Can I Connect a CommandKind to a Toolbar Button or Menu Item?
I would like to use a toolbar button, menu item, or a native ADE (LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI) button to execute a specific TestStand Command in my user interface. Is ...
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Connecting/Disconnecting Multiple Routes or Route Groups from One Step in TestStand 3.1
I am using National Instruments Switch Executive with TestStand 3.1. Is there a way to connect or disconnect multiple routes or route groups from within one single ...
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TestStand Base Deployment License Upgrades
I purchased multiple TestStand Base Deployment Licenses with and old version of TestStand and recently upgraded to the newest version of TestStand. Do I have to ...
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How do I Access a TestStand Sequence Through a Custom Tool?
I am creating a custom tool in TestStand. I want to be able to have access to the current sequence that is loaded in TestStand, but when I use the TestStand Sequence ...
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What Is the Order of Actions that a Step Performs Within a TestStand Sequence?
What is the order of actions that a step performs within a TestStand sequence?
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How Can I Get the Name of the SequenceCall Step Launching a Sequence in a New Thread?
I have a SequenceCall step in my MainSequence calling "MySequence1" sequence in a new thread. I try to access the name of the SequenceCall step from within a step ...
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How Do I Add Menu Items in TestStand?
I want to add menu items to my TestStand Operator Interface. How can I do this?
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On The Fly Reports Example Throws an Error when Launching a Sequence in a New Thread
I am using the "On the fly reports" example that ships with TestStand. When I call a sequence in a new thread and I select anything other than "All Results" in the ...
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Error -17304 Occurs When Running One of the Property Loader Examples in TestStand 2012
When running the Property Loader example "Loading Properties for Multiple Sequences from a Client Sequence File" in TestStand 2012, I receive the following error:Details: ...
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New Sequence Adapter COM Multithreading Setting in TestStand 3.0
In TestStand 2.0.x and earlier I had to create a wrapper .dll to call my code that displayed a dialog with ActiveX controls on it. Do I still have to do this in ...
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New String Manipulation Functions in TestStand 3.0
How can I change the case of every character in a string value to upper or lower case in TestStand?
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New Numeric Math Functions in TestStand 3.0
In TestStand 2.0.x I could only do simple calculations, how can I perform advanced math calculations using TestStand expressions in 3.0.x?
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On-The-Fly Reporting and Logging in TestStand
I do not want to log my report information at the end of the sequence. Is there a way to do on-the-fly reporting and logging in TestStand?
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How Can I Instruct Another Installer to Launch Automatically After I Run an Installer Created by the TestStand Deployment Utility?
How Can I Instruct Another Installer to Launch Automatically After I Run an Installer Created by the TestStand Deployment Utility?
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Return Values for Functions Called by NI TestStand™
What are the accepted return values available for functions in my DLL or .C file when I'm creating code modules for NI TestStand™?
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TestStand Licensing for Deployment
I am building TestStand sequences that call code written in LabVIEW and/or LabWindows™/CVI. I plan to distribute my TestStand application to various test machines. ...
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How Can I Have My TestStand Message Popup Stay Always On Top (Floating)?
I have a Message Popup step in my sequence and I need it to stay on top of all other windows. However, I do not want to make it modal since I still want to be able ...
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What Does the Status Text Report Color Setting Affect?
I am editing my Report Color options, and in the Select Report Options Dialog there are choices for the status text colors (for example, 'Terminated' Text, 'Failed' ...
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How Can I Make the TestStand Message Popup Step Type Use Different Colors or Fonts?
I would like to use the TestStand Message Popup Step Type. However, I would like to change the font or the color of the dialog. How can I do this?
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What are the Different Levels For Which I Can Disable Result Recording?
Sometimes I want to disable result recording for a step, a sequence, or the entire test station. Are there options to disable result recording for each of these ...
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Is it Possible to Check the Status of the Current Execution?
I would like to detect how my test ended so I can implement some logic before exiting my test.  Is it possible to check the execution status of my current execution ...
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Why are TestStand Reports Generated by the Offline Results Processing Utility Behaving Unexpectedy?
Whenever I try to work with report files created by the offline results processing utility, I am seeing unxpected behavior.  Why are these reports causing problems?
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Why are Some Step Property Fields Grayed Out?
I am using the standard TestStand step types. When I right-click on of the steps and choose Properties, certain fields are grayed out. Different fields are grayed ...
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Cannot Change the Type Version of Some TestStand Types
I am trying to change the type version of some built-in types (e.g. UUT data type, PassFailTest step type). I enabled "Allow Editing of NI Installed Types" in the ...
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Order of Installation for Multiple National Instruments Hardware and Software Products
I have just purchased multiple National Instruments hardware and software products. Is there a preference for the order of installation of National Instruments software ...
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Are TestStand Variables, Names, and Expressions Case Sensitive?
Are the variables, names, and expressions in TestStand case-sensitive?
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TestStand Input Language Behavior with Expressions
Certain versions of TestStand exhibit different behaviors when using different input languages with Expression controls
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