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Documents

The Options dialog is displayed by selecting Tools -> Options from the main menu. Then select Environment -> Documents from the tree on the left.

Setting Description
Detect when file is changed outside the environment When this setting is turned on, Test Design Studio will monitor loaded files for modifications made by other tools. When a modification is detected, you will be prompted to reload the file or ignore the changes.
Auto-load changes (if saved) When this setting is turned on and a modification is detected on a file you have loaded but not modified, the modified file will be automatically reloaded.
Open file using directory of currently active document When this setting is turned on and you select File -> Open -> File... from the main menu, the File Open dialog will open to the directory of the active document. If this setting is turned off or no active document is available, the last directory will be used instead.
Show Miscellaneous files in Solution Explorer Miscellaneous files are files which are loaded in Test Design Studio that are not part of an open solution or project. When this option is turned on, a Miscellaneous Files folder will be displayed under the solution in the Solution Explorer tool window that will list each miscellaneous file.

File Comparison

If you prefer to use your own file comparison utility instead of the built-in file compare feature, you may define that tool here.

Setting Description
Use external file compare utility When this setting is turned on, Test Design Studio will use the tool you specify for file comparisons instead of the built-in tool.
Command Defines the full path to the command that will launch the file comparison utility.
Arguments

Defines the arguments that will be passed to the command so that it may open the proper file. It is generally necessary to enclose command-line arguments in quotation marks, primarily due to the use of spaces in file names.

Argument Description
%1 Indicates the full path of the first file to be used in the comparison.
%2 Indicates the full path of the second file to be used in the comparison.
%3 Defines an optional title that can be used to represent the first file in the comparison. This can be used the file name itself is not descriptive of the content.
%4 Defines an optional title that can be used to represent the second file in the comparison. This can be used the file name itself is not descriptive of the content.

Note:   Since Unified Functional Testing stores "files" as a folder with a collection of related files, the values passed for %1 and %2 will refer to the path of the folder containing the files.