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Teststand Close external application on Teststand environment close.

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I am trying to close an external application (specifically Tektronix's SignalVu-PC Vector Analysis Software) when the Teststand environment is exited. Ideally I could put this in the FrontEndCallback, but any solutions would be welcome. 

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That should be fine.

But how critical is it for the other application to close when TestStand closes ( consider crash).

It can also be an external process running in the background which checks if seqdit.exe is running.If not it can close the other exe.



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This will be for a Teststand based GUI, looking to essentially treat it like one package as far as the user is concerned. Everything is to open/close when the GUI is opened /closed. The open is simple enough to do, however it is the close which I am having a problem with. Ideally I would like to avoid external processes that run outside of Teststand, for simplicity of design.

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Accepted by topic author LuckyChatzi



If within TestStand then your approach is fine using front end callbacks.

But it cannot take care of crash conditions.Based on the criticality of your application you need to take a call.


From a user perspective if you are launching this external process from TestStand only ( call the external closing exe in command step) he will never know.



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