How Can I Unhide a Hidden Variable in TestStand?

Updated Nov 8, 2018

Reported In


  • TestStand

Issue Details

I have hidden a variable (Local, FileGlobal or StationGlobal) by checking the "Hidden" flag on the Edit Flags dialog box in TestStand but I wish to be able to see the variable again, how can I unhide this or other hidden variables?


To unhide a variable, you need to first show the hidden properties:
  1. Go to Configure > Station Options > Properties.
  2. Check the "Show Hidden Properties" checkbox.

Once the hidden properties are shown, you should be able to see all the variables (hidden and unhidden). To unhide the variable, follow the next steps:
  1. Right click the variable and select Advanced > Edit Flags...
  2. The Edit Flags dialog box will now show up. Uncheck the Hidden flag.
You could now uncheck the "Show Hidden Properties" to hide the hidden properties.