NI TestStand Idea Exchange

About NI TestStand Idea Exchange

Do you have a feature idea for how to improve NI TestStand? Submit and vote on ideas now!

  1. Browse by label or search in the TestStand Idea Exchange to see if your idea has previously been submitted. If your idea exists sure to vote for the idea by giving it kudos to indicate your approval!
  2. If your idea has not been submitted click Post New Idea to submit a product idea. Be sure to submit a separate post for each idea. Note: the TestStand Idea Exchange is not the appropriate forum to submit technical support questions.
  3. Watch as the community gives your idea kudos and adds their input.
  4. As NI R&D considers the idea, they will change the idea status.
  5. Give kudos to other ideas that you would like to see implemented!

The TestStand R&D team is committed to reviewing every idea submitted via the TestStand Idea Exchange. However, we cannot guarantee the implementation of any TestStand Idea Exchange submission until further documented.

Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Folding editor for control flow

Status: New

It would be nice to be able to "fold" control flow blocks (like if - else -end, while - end etc.). Despite the vertical lines connecting the control flow steps on the same level, it is sometimes very hard to find where a long control block actually ends or what the condition for the "end" is you are currently looking at.


In such cases it would be helpful, if the entire control flow block could be hidden under its first line, tree-view like with a +/- icon to show/hide the interior of the block.





Active Participant

Missed this one and I've just posted to ask for collapsable sections - your suggestion would be part of the implementation so credit to you first.


// it takes almost no time to rate an answer Smiley Wink
Active Participant

Thank you for the credit.



Norbert K

I miss this feature since a long time and i need it, becaue my TestStandsSequences are very large with a lot of "If, then else, case, wihle" etc. It take a lot of time to follow the verttikal lines to find the correspondig Fow Control.




I miss this feature since a long time, too. With this feature, one could very quickly simply give an overview of the program.

As an addition to the folding option cut/copy/pasting collapsed sections would be beneficial.


Im interested in seeing this implemented.  It is a pretty obvious feature request that most Code Editors natively support and TestStand glaringly does not.


I would love to see this or something like it implemented.  We're prohibited from using subsequences for test steps at my company (due to reporting and how things appear in the GUI) and this would make 1000+ step sequences oh so much easier to navigate while developing.

Alternately, something like subsections/subgroups would work, where you could have a step type just for marking a collapsable subsection (that would behave like Setup/Main/Cleanup.)

The basic functionality is already in the UI (for Setup/Main/Cleanup,) extending it would make navigating large sequences much less painful.


Hi..I am using NI TestStand 2014.

I also need the same feature to fold Control Loops so that my sequence shall be easy to understand.

Is this feature implemented in NI TestStand 2014? If yes..can any body suggest how to do that?

Thanks in advance.



Active Participant

This would be very useful feature! Kudoes to this idea!