The Miscellaneous tab of the user options dialog is used to configured additional settings.
Auto complete folders and filenames in edit controls: If checked, edit controls in the GUI will autocomplete from local file and folder names.
Auto complete macros in Properties pane: If checked, when editing properties in the Properties pane, typing %name can be used to display a list of macros that matches the typed value.
Populate computer and service lists in new steps: If checked, when new step actions with computer and service list fields are created, the drop-downs will be pre-populated with the available computer names and services. Loading this information can sometimes be slow and can be prevented by unchecking this option.
Use GUI App for Tools | Create Scheduled Task: If checked, the command used when creating a scheduled task from the Tool menu will specify the GUI App; if unchecked, the Console app executable will be specified.
Confirm deletion of global steps and macros: If checked, when deleting global subroutine steps or global macros, a prompt will be displayed to confirm the deletion. Deleting of global steps and macros is undoable, and the configuration files that global macros and steps are stored in are also backed up by default, but as an additional level of protection, the default behavior is to also prompt before deleting. This option can be unchecked to delete without confirming each time.
Special characters to escape/unescape on copy/paste: Determines which special characters are automatically unescaped/escaped when copying/pasting between Visual Build and other applications.
File Viewer: Defines the application that is used for viewing files when View is chosen from the:
|•||The View | Shell | View menu for the selection or cursor position in the Step Grid, Output pane, or Properties pane. When a step is selected in the step grid, if the step's default property is a filename or folder, that filename or folder will be opened; when focus is in the Output pane, any selected filename or folder (or the filename and line number for the current cursor position if in the format shown below) will be opened.|
|•||If the viewer application executable is not in the PATH environment variable, the full path must be specified.|
|•||When a filename and line number is displayed in the Output pane in the format|
C:\Path\To\Filename.ext(999) : optional error description
and if the configured viewer application supports a command-line flag for opening a file at a specific line number, the File Viewer supports a special syntax for providing the necessary parameters to the viewer. This is indicated by appending |<additional flags> to the File Viewer field, where <additional flags> contains any special parameters used to pass the filename and line number to the viewer application. The values %1 and %L in the additional flags will be replaced by the filename and line number, respectively. Rather than selecting the filename, just click on or move the cursor to the line containing the filename and choose View from the right-click or View|Shell menus, or use the associated keyboard shortcut.
Command Prompt: Defines the program to use for opening a command prompt / console to when Command Prompt is chosen from the:
|•||The View | Shell | Command Prompt menu for the selection or cursor position in the Step Grid, Output pane, or Properties pane. When a step is selected in the step grid, if the step's default property is a filename or folder, that prompt will be opened to that folder; when focus is in the Output pane, the console will be opened to the selected folder in that pane.|