Display the Unique Step ID of TestStand Steps

Updated May 8, 2023



  • TestStand

The TestStand Sequence Editor assigns a Unique Step ID to each step added to a sequence. I would like to reference a step in my sequence via the Unique Step ID, rather than using the Step Name or the Step Index. The Step ID can be found with the property Step.UniqueStepID, however, I would like to view the Step ID directly without creating additional expressions.  Is it possible to view this property in the Step Settings Pane?

Yes, it is possible to view the Unique Step ID in the Step Settings Pane after enabling it the Preferences in the Station Options.

Enable the display of Unique Step ID in TestStand:

  1. Launch the TestStand Sequence Editor.
  2. In the main menu, navigate to Configure»Station Options...
  1. Click on the Preferences tab.
  2. Click on the check box next to Show Hidden Properties, then click OK.

To view the Step ID for a step:

  1. To open any sequence file navigate to File>>Open File...
  2. Left-click on any step to highlight it.
  3. In the Step Settings pane at the bottom of the TestStand window, click on Properties.
  4. Click on Property Browser.
  1. Select the TS container.
  2. View the Unique Step ID in the Value field of the ID property.

Additional Information

To get a reference to a step from a known Unique Step ID you can use the GetStepByUniqueId method.