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Programmatically Set Sequence File Save Indicator in TestStand 2021

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I am wondering if there is a way to programmatically set the save indicator status of a sequence file that was modified via a custom step.

 

In TestStand, when you modify an existing sequence file, an indicator appears on the tab (after the file name) until you save the file.

 

SaveIndicator_03.png

 

I've created a custom step that works like this:

 

1. Drag and drop the custom step from the Insertion Palette to the sequence window

 

2. A custom form pops up that allows you to enter some data:

SaveIndicator_01.png

3.When you press the OK button, the form is closed and the data is saved to a step property:

SaveIndicator_02.png

 

4. At this point, the save indicator appears because the sequence file changed (by simply adding the step to the designer):

SaveIndicator_03.png

 

5. Save the sequence file; the save indicator goes away:

SaveIndicator_04.png

6. Edit the step by pressing the Edit button in the Step Settings panel to open the form:

SaveIndicator_05.png

 

7. Change the data:

SaveIndicator_06.png

 

8. When you press the OK button, the form is closed and the new data is saved to a step property:

SaveIndicator_07.png

 

9. At this point, the save indicator is absent.  Even though the step data changed, I still want the save indicator to display:

SaveIndicator_08.png

 

This is the C# code that is used to save the data to the step variable: 

stepAsPropObject.SetValString(lookupString, PropertyOptions.PropOption_CaseInsensitive, value);

 

* stepAsPropObject is an object of type NationalInstruments.TestStand.Interop.API.Step that is passed to the method as a NationalInstruments.TestStand.Interop.API.PropertyObject:

SaveIndicator_09.png

I've not found anything in the documentation that indicates this can even be done.  Maybe I missed it.  So can anyone please help me determine if this can be done and how?

 

Thanks,

Scott

 

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Try PropertyObjectFile.IncChangeCount or SequenceFile.IncChangeCount.

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That did it.  Thanks for the help!

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