Creating test configurations

Test configurations contain the settings required to apply a target deployment port (TDP) to your compiler, linker, debugger, and target deployment.

About this task

A test configuration can be understood as the base target deployment port settings, augmented with the various build and settings for the project.

Procedure

To create a new test configuration:

  1. In the project explorer, right-click the project and click Properties.
  2. Expand C/C++ Build, select Settings, and click Manage Configurations. The Manage Configurations window for the project opens.
  3. Click New.
  4. Type a Name and Description for the new configuration. For example, use the name of the compiler or target platform.
  5. Specify the source settings to use to create the new configuration.
    • Select Existing configuration to base this configuration on one of the previously created configurations for this project.
    • Select Default configuration to base the configuration on the default configurations for the project.
    • Select Import from projects to copy the configuration from another project in the workspace.
    • Select Import predefined to copy the configuration from one of the predefined configurations provided with the product.
  6. Click OK. If you want to use the new configuration, click Set Active.
  7. Click OK to close the Manage Configurations window.

What to do next

To make any changes to the test configuration, edit the Build TDP and Build Settings pages of the Properties window. See the Configuration Settings reference for more information.
Note: It is possible to rename test configurations. However, when the configuration is renamed, the previous directory of the configuration is not renamed and a new one is created. To build the new makefiles for the renamed configuration, you must edit the managed build to point to the source files that are in the new configuration directory.
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