TestStand's Built-In LabVIEW User Interface Has Different Shortcuts

Updated Oct 21, 2020

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  • TestStand

Issue Details

I am trying to use the TestStand's built-in simple LabVIEW user interface, but when I try to use the CTRL+F5 or F5 shortcuts to control the Single Pass and the Test UUTs buttons respectively, they don't work as expected. 


TestStand is application software that helps engineers quickly develop robust automated test and validation systems. As a complex software, it has several shortcuts that are tied to its most common functionalities. Two of those shortcuts are the CTRL+F5 to run a sequence in Single-Pass mode, and the F5 to run a sequence in the Test UUTs mode. On the TestStand development environment, you can expect those shortcuts to work as stated here. In the Related Links section, you will find a link to an article with all the TestStand shortcuts.

To fit users' needs, TestStand includes already built-in user interfaces that are programmed using different platforms, like LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI, C#, Visual Basic, and C++. There is a known issue on the LabVIEW user interface, in which those shortcuts are not exactly the same. Here is an image of the LabVIEW Simple user interface:

Here, to run the Test UUTs button with a shortcut, the combination of keys is CTRL+F5. And to run the Single Pass button, the combination is CTRL+SHIFT+F5. It will be the same for both the Simple and the Full-Featured user interfaces.  

Additional Information

TestStand includes user interfaces as examples that demonstrate the concepts of TestStand user interface development. You can also use these examples as a basis for creating your own custom user interfaces. To learn more about these interfaces, go to the Working with the TestStand Simple User Interface - LabVIEW article, and learn how to change the code to add your own features.