Configurations and Settings

Two major concepts of OneTest Embedded are Configurations and Configuration Settings:

A Configuration is not the actual Target Deployment Port. Configurations are derived from the Target Deployment Port that you select when the project is created, and contain a series of Settings for each individual node of your project.

This provides extreme flexibility when you are using multiple platforms or development environments. For example:

The Configuration Settings allow you to customize test and runtime analysis configuration parameters for each node or group of your project, as well as for each Configuration. You reach the Configuration Settings for each node by right-clicking any node in the Project Explorer window and selecting Settings.

The left-hand section of the Configuration Settings window allows you to select the settings families related to the node, as well as the Configuration itself, to which changes will be made. The right-hand pane lists the individual setting properties.

The right-hand section contains the various settings available for the selected node.

Propagation Behavior of Configuration Settings

The Project Explorer displays a hierarchical view of the nodes that constitute your project.

Settings for each node are inherited by child nodes from parent nodes. For instance, Settings of a project node will be cascaded down to all nodes in that project.

Child settings can be set to override parent settings. In this case, the overridden settings will, in turn, be cascaded down to lower nodes in the hierarchy. Overridden settings are displayed in bold.

Settings are changed only for a particular Configuration. If you want your changes to a node to be made throughout all Configurations, be sure to select All Configurations in the Configuration box.

To change the settings for a node:

  1. In the Project Explorer, click the Settings button.

  2. Use the Configuration box to change the Configuration for which the changes will be made.

  3. In the left pane, select the settings family that you want to edit.

  4. In the right pane, select and change the setting properties that you want to override.

  5. When you have finished, click OK to validate the changes.

Note   The Enter and Esc keys do not work in the Configuration Settings window. Use the OK, Apply, and Cancel buttons.


By default, the settings of each node are inherited from those of the parent node. When you override the settings of a parent node, changes are propagated to all child nodes within the same Configuration. Overridden fields are displayed in bold.

Configuration Settings Structure

The Configuration Settings provides access to the following settings families:

The actual settings available for each node depend on the type of node and the language of the selected Configuration.

General Settings


To learn about


Configuring the compiler and linker options

Build Settings

General project settings

General Settings

Adding a user-specified command line to the project

External Command Settings

Controlling System Testing Probes

Probe Control Settings


Runtime Analysis

The Runtime Analysis setting family covers Configuration Settings for Memory Profiling, Performance Profiling, Code Coverage and Runtime Tracing.


To learn about


Setting up instrumentation and file storage locations

General Runtime Analysis Settings

Configuring Memory Profiling error and warning detection

Memory Profiling Settings

Specifying a trace file name for Performance Profiling

Performance Profiling Settings

Setting coverage levels and instrumentation options for Code Coverage

Code Coverage Settings

Configuring sequence diagram output

Runtime Tracing Control Settings


Automated Testing Settings

This setting family covers Configuration Settings for Component Testing and System Testing features.


To learn about


Setting up C and Ada test execution

Component Testing for C and Ada Settings

Setting up C++ test execution

Component Testing for C++ Settings

Setting up system test execution

System Testing Settings


Related Topics

Modifying ConfigurationsSelecting ConfigurationsProject Explorer