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New Features from 2018
2019-10-02 Trigger Setup/Teardown During Create New Environment
VectorCAST version 2018 SP3 improves Target Setup Teardown for new environments, making it easier for the user to add to an existing setup. In VectorCAST version 2018 SP3, the setup/teardown script ( is now triggered whenever a new environment is created in an existing...
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2019-10-02 Probe Points Function Probes
VectorCAST version 2018 SP2 implements a new type of probe point called "function probes" to be used in C/C++ unit test environments and cover environments. A function probe is associated with a function and is inserted just inside the opening curly brace (C++) or after the declarative section...
2019-10-02 rating Views: 190
2019-10-02 VectorCAST C++ 14 Support for Variable Templates
C++ 14 Variable Templates in VectorCAST 2018 SP3 now has support for: Environments with source code containing non-const template variables. Template variables in the Parameter Tree with template parameters. Importing Template variables in test scripts (.tst). Example code for Variable...
2019-10-02 rating Views: 181
2019-10-02 VectorCAST Probe Points Asserts
Question: Can I track expected values or set comparisons within my tests? Answer: Yes, VectorCAST allows you to declare expected values within probe points and trigger events in the execution results report (see also this video tutorial). First, access the probe point editor via the...
2019-10-02 rating Views: 177
2019-10-02 Probe Points Asserts
In VectorCAST version 2018 SP2, the user is able to make an assertion in a probe point, which is then evaluated during test execution. More information:
2019-10-02 rating Views: 175
2019-10-02 VectorCAST Probe Points Import Export
Question: I want to share my probe points with another member of the team. Is there a way to do that? Answer: Yes, VectorCAST allows you to export the probe points into a file, send that file to a colleague, and have them import the probes into their test environment. See also this video...
2019-10-02 rating Views: 163
2019-10-02 Requirements Gateway Support for Identifying "Impacted Requirements"
VectorCAST version 2018 SP2 implements a user interface for IBM CLM / DOORS NG users desiring to track how VectorCAST test cases are impacted when requirements change. More information:
2019-10-02 rating Views: 159
2019-10-02 Probe Points Import and Export
VectorCAST version 2018 SP2 implements probe point import and export in the GUI, as well as some changes to CLICAST. In cover and unit test environments, the Probe Point icon now includes Import... and Export... menu items. After importing, a Probe Point Import Log is displayed, indicating if...
2019-10-02 rating Views: 145
2019-10-02 VectorCAST Setup Teardown Scripts
Question: Is there a way to prepare my compiler, target and/or environment variable before testing in VectorCAST? Answer: Yes, it is often necessary to do some preparatory tasks before running the tests for a VectorCAST environment. These tasks may include starting a target server, setting...
2019-10-02 rating Views: 139
2019-10-02 VectorCAST Suppress Instrumentation for Specific Functions or Files
VectorCAST version 2018 SP3 includes the ability to specify that coverage instrumentation for specific functions or whole files be suppressed in C/C++ source files. This functionality is available on the Options dialog | Coverage tab | Cover Environment sub-tab. Click the [+] button to add...
2019-10-02 rating Views: 121