It would be nice to have an Auto-populating folder option for TestStand projects much the same way that LabVIEW project do.
Folders added to TestStand projects are snapshots of the folder's contents when added. Any files added to the folder on disk afterwards are not marked for inclusion with the deployment at analysis time. This behavior is fine as a default.
However, there are times when you do want to automatically include all files in a folder. Having an auto-populating folder option would mark the folder and all its contents for inclusion automatically with the deployment at analysis time. After analysis is over the user could still choose to uncheck any files they wish before selecting the build button.
From version to version, it's only natural that developers will be adding new files to established folders. Since the TestStand project doesn't aid in development activities, it's easy for folks to forget to add files while they're developing. We often have a faulty build or two with each release because necessary files aren't making it into the build. We ultimately have to delete the folders in the project and re-add them, then go through the hassle of fixing the paths and included files. An auto-populating folder option that integrates with the build utility would save us time and headaches.