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We are pleased to announce the availability of Test Design Studio 4.5 (Build 7220).  You can see the change notes and download now.  There are two notable changes in this release that we want to highlight.

Goodbye .NET Framework 3.5

With this release, we were able to remove the final components that were forcing us to keep a dependency on .NET Framework 3.5.  This is particularly nice for our Windows 10 users who would have to enable that feature in Windows if not already turned on.  You will still need .NET Framework 4.5.2 (or newer).  Windows 7 and Windows 8 users will still need to install the .NET Framework, but Windows 10 users should already have what they need since even the first release of Windows 10 included .NET Framework 4.6.

Next/Previous Declaration Commands

These commands have been missing since Test Design Studio 3, but now they’re back and better than ever.  The restored Edit.NextDeclaration and Edit.PreviousDeclaration commands allow you to easily navigate to major declarations in your file.  They intentionally do not stop on every declaration, only the major ones.  Those include:

  1. Script-level function/sub declarations
  2. Class declarations
  3. Class-level public variables
  4. Class-level function/sub declarations
  5. Class properties

The default shortcut for “Next” is CTRL+SHIFT+Right Arrow, and “Previous” is CTRL+SHIFT+Left Arrow.  We created a quick 90-second video highlighting the new commands so you can see it in action.