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When TestStand has a problem with a module, it provides a Red Exclamation mark to show detail on the problem. 

When you hove over the Red Exclamation mark, you get the details, sometimes with a file path to the detailed error log. 


Need a way to copy/paste the data from the details bubble. Better would be a hyperlink to the file location. 


Right now my workaround is: 

 - Screen capture while hovering over the red exclamation mark

 - Paste the screen capture in MS Paint

 - Re arrange the windows to show MS Paint & MS Explorer 

  - Navigate down file path to find the log file. 





We source control testexec.ini, becuase I want to replicate the custom path information, which is stored in testexec.ini, among our other stations.  But, whenever I start teststand, it tries to write to testexec.ini for some reason,  and I get the "can't write to testexec.ini" message because this file is set to read only when checked in (which in our case is most of the time). I have become so accustomed to clicking this message that I dont' even think about it. 

But, I do have a request to the developers.  Please store path information (paths configured under configure/search directories) to a file all by itself, or to a file that does not share so much other information that testexec.ini stores (which is a lot).  I notice there is a file called teststandperistedoptions.opt, that appeared around TS2010, that perhaps a lot of the testexec.ini stored stuff can be migrated to?  That way I won't get this message every time I start teststand. 

At least one other person has had a similar issue.


David Jenkinson