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Announcing TestStand 2020

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TestStand 2020 is out now and available for download.


The exciting release of TestStand 2020 includes a modernized Sequence Editor interface, intuitive usability improvements, and increased Python Adapter functionality!


Key updates include:


TestStand Sequence Editor Visual Design Updates

TestStand 2020 introduces a streamlined visual design to the TestStand Sequence Editor. In addition to cosmetic changes, the sequence editor has the following changes:

  • By default, the sequence editor toolbar now only displays buttons that are global in scope. Buttons that provide functionality restricted to a single window or pane are now located in the relevant window or pane.
  • Panes or tabs that provide configuration options for a single window are fixed to the relevant window.
  • On the Steps pane, steps now have syntax highlighting. The icon color for a step indicates which type of step it is.

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Python Adapter Improvements

TestStand 2020 adds support for Python 3.8. You can now use the Python Adapter to perform the following tasks: 

  • Pass COM objects between TestStand and Python code modules.
  • Map enums in TestStand to enums in Python code modules.
  • Map arrays of numbers in TestStand to NumPy arrays in Python code modules.
  • Include or exclude subproperties of a container of a named data type when passing it between TestStand and a Python code module.
  • Enter either an individual file or a directory as a code module path for the Python Adapter

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Regular Expression Support

Regular expressions are now a supported comparison type for String Value Test steps. You can also use regular expressions as parameters for the CheckStrLimit, FindPattern, MatchPattern, and SearchPatternAndReplace expression functions.

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InstrumentStudio Integration Improvements

TestStand 2020 introduces improvements to integration with InstrumentStudio. You can now perform the following tasks:

  • Use Python code modules with IO Configuration step types.
  • Pass the NI_IOSession data type between TestStand and Python code modules.

For additional information view the ReadMe.

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