Project preferences

The Project Preferences dialog box lets you set parameters for the Rational® Test RealTime project.

The Project preferences contain a main page and two additional pages:

  • Source File Types

  • TDP Directories

In the Preferences dialog box, select Project to change the project preferences.

  • Automatic file tagging: Select this option to activate the Project Explorer's automatic parsing mode, in which all source code and script components are automatically listed. If disabled, you will have to manually refresh the File View each time you modify the structure of a file.

Note If the structure of a source files has changed since the last file refresh, metrics calculation cannot be performed. This impacts the Component Testing Wizard, where the Unit Selection view will be disabled.

  • Compute static metrics for Component Testing Wizard:Select this option so that when you open the Component Testing Wizard, the static metrics are recalculated whenever a new activity is created (file added, modified or refreshed). To open the Component Testing Wizard, click in the main toolbar File > New > New activity > Component testing.

  • Verbose output:Select this option to prompt the Rational® Test RealTime GUI to report detailed information to the Output Window during execution. Use this option to debug any compilation issues.

  • Show result nodes in Project Explorer:Select this option to display test and runtime analysis reports in the Project Browser once they have been successfully generated. Result nodes appear inside their test or application nodes. If the option is not selected, the result nodes do not display.

  • Use Automatic Relative Project’s Path computing in the settings file selectors:Select this option to calculate the relative path to the project in configuration settings. If the option i snot selected, this is the absolute path that is calculated.

  • Keep the execution node results between two sessions:Select this option to save the node results for the current project so that it is available in another session. When a test is executed in a project's node, a green check is displayed on the left of the node if the result is successful, or a red cross if it failed. If this option is enabled, when you exit Rational® Test RealTime Studio, the node status is saved in the project file and when you open the project in another session, you can see that the status on the last build executed is kept. If the preference is not enabled, the status is not saved.

The Project Preferences contains two additional pages:

  • Source File Types

  • TDP Directories

Source File Types

Use this page to specify any new file types that you want to use in Rational® Test RealTime projects.

Click the New button to add a new line. In the extension column, enter the file extension in wildcard format, for example: *.asm. In the Description column, enter a description for the file type, for example: Assembler source files.

TDP Directories

If you have used the TDP Editor to generate Target Deployment Ports (TDPs) in locations other than the default target directory, use this page to specify a list of directories where Rational® Test RealTime will search for TDPs. Directories are searched in the order defined in this list.

Select to Use default Target Deployment Port directory to use the default targets directory only, which is located in the Rational® Test RealTime installation directory.

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