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C++ Coverage Validator x64 / x86 Change History

All customers requested features are shown in blue. We have added this colour coding so that you can see that we really do listen to our customers. If you want a feature and another vendor has let you down ask us. There are features listed below that have been requested in competing products, but which the vendor could not see the purpose.

Version 7.17
Version 7.17 includes the following functionality:

  • Updated DLLs found in System 32 dialog with a choice of actions for how to treat the DLLs.
  • Renamed Configure menu to Settings.
  • Added option to re-run the Startup Settings Wizard to the Settings menu.
  • Added User Interface Mode setup to the Startup Settings Wizard.

Version 7.16
Version 7.16 includes the following functionality:

  • New release that does not store any Software Verify DLLs in Windows system directories. This should reduce the likelihood that our software tools are mistaken for viruses/trojans.
  • Updated NT Service API and related documentation.

Version 7.15
Version 7.15 includes the following functionality:

  • Improved error reporting for command line launch when target DLL has a missing dependency.
  • Bug fix for C/C++ source code parsing.
  • Bug fix for dependency checking.

Version 7.14
Version 7.14 includes the following functionality:

  • Display bug fixes for High DPI (4K plus) screens.
  • Bug fix for Cobertura XML export

Version 7.13
Version 7.13 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for display of duplicate line counts.
  • Bug fix for potential crash during shutdown.
  • Bug fix for memory leak.
  • Performance improvement.

Version 7.12
Version 7.12 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix: Anonymous namespaces containing code will be instrumented. Previously they were ignored.
  • Bug fix for crash during export of Cobertura XML.
  • Bug fix for symbol name truncation.

Version 7.11
Version 7.11 includes the following functionality:

  • Performance improvement for loading file and line information.
  • Many performance improvements in terms of how we cache data and invalidate the caches to make the GUI more responsive under high load (1 million lines).
  • Bug fix for potential (very rare) crash when trying to inject into another process (or wait for application).

Version 7.10
Version 7.10 includes the following functionality:

  • Performance improvement for MAP file reading.
  • Insrumentation change from PDB when no MAP to Debug Information when No Map.
  • Insrumentation change from MAP when no PDB to MAP when no Debug Information.

Version 7.09
Version 7.09 includes the following functionality:

  • Multi-threading bug fix for process monitor.
  • Bug fix for failure of GUI to access shared memory coverage data because target process shutdown too quickly.

Version 7.08
Version 7.08 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for merging line counts.
  • Bug fix for merging sessions when a session has finished.
  • Bug fix for global hook DLL detection.

Version 7.07
Version 7.07 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for return code when exporting a loaded session (rather than exporting a session just recorded).
  • Bug fix for PE format inspection DLL to prevent crashes when inspecting a DLL with an unusual data layout.
  • Improvements to STABS debug information handling.
  • Improvements to COFF debug information handling.

Version 7.06
Version 7.06 includes the following functionality:

  • Change to the options controlling when debug information is missing dialogs are show to you. You now have more control over when this happens.
  • Bug fix for PE format inspection DLL to prevent crashes when inspecting a DLL with an unusual data layout.

Version 7.05
Version 7.05 includes the following functionality:

  • Improved error messages for software installer in the unlikely event the software updater fails for some reason.
  • Improved instrumentation using STABS debug data - process less data, therefore faster.
  • Bug fix for STABS symbol demangling
  • Updated diagnostic messages.

Version 7.04
Version 7.04 includes the following functionality:

  • Additional warning about /DEBUG:FASTLINK built executables at start of run (after hooking) rather than at end of run.

Version 7.03
Version 7.03 includes the following functionality:

  • Support for Visual Studio 2017. Previous versions had implicit support for VS 2017, now we provide explicit support for VS 2017.
  • Bug fix for DLL not found message to handle the case where the DLL is on the PATH being set by the environement variable set from the launch dialog.
  • Bug fix for trying to launch NameWithA Space.exe launching NameWithA.exe instead. Both .exes need to be in same dir to see this bug.

Version 7.02
Version 7.02 includes the following functionality:

  • Performance improvement during launching. Replaced brute force assembly check with correct checking of manifest contents and WinSxS assemblies. This is faster and more reliable than previous implementation (which on some machines was very slow).
  • Command line support for collecting code coverage for processes that restart themselves.
  • Additional command line argument: -monitorAllRestarts
  • Additional command line argument: -maxNumRestarts

Version 7.01
Version 7.01 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for stack walker. Very rare bug for anyone to encounter.

Version 7.00
Version 7.00 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for potential crash on some systems due to DLL loading order.
  • Bug fix for DLL dependency checker - now includes scan of WinSxS to handle manifests.
  • Updated documentation, now includes correct error codes, all 66 of them.

Version 6.99
Version 6.99 includes the following functionality:

  • Improved UX in a few areas.
  • Improvement to Launch Dialog. Applications with missing DLL dependencies are now checked for. If a missing dependency is found you are warned about the failure and given the option to cancel the launch or continue trying to launch.
  • Bug fix for lines containing only "else" requiring code coverage. This is to fix a bug with compiler debug information pointing to redundant code.

Version 6.98
Version 6.98 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for deadlock during execution of the code coverage target program. You may not have experienced this problem as not all programs trigger this deadlock.
  • Minor change to File Locations dialog to draw attention to PDB file locations.
  • Change to DbgHelp failure to find debug information reporting to include PDB file location information - this will draw your attention to the fact you may need to specify this information, for example if you keep your PDB files in a separate directory to the your EXE/DLLs.

Version 6.97
Version 6.97 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for instrumentation of switch jump tables.

Version 6.96
Version 6.96 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for failure to load symbols display - more useful symbol search path information is now displayed.
  • Bug fix for class and function filter exclusion.
  • Addition of instrumentation logging, allowing you to see why particular DLLs, files, classes, and functions.are not instrumented.

Version 6.95
Version 6.95 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix injecting into 32 bit process launched from a batch file on a 64 bit operating system.

Version 6.94
Version 6.94 includes the following functionality:

  • User experience improvement for debug information not found handling.
  • Source code MFC and Microsoft C runtime will now be automatically found based upon the Symbol Lookup Visual Studio selection.
  • Bug fix for monitoring programs launched from batch files if the file path contains spaces.
  • Bug fix for symbol server dialog.
  • Bug fix for grid controls containing check boxes.
  • Bug fix for symbol handling for DLLs in write protected directories.
  • Bug fix for floating licensing.
  • Bug fix for error recovery when attaching to program launched from batch file fails.
  • User experience improvement for error handling try to attach to 64 bit application from batch file.

Version 6.93
Version 6.93 includes the following functionality:

  • Minor UX fixes and typography fixes.
  • Bug fix for software updates.
  • Additional confirmation dialog for Reset software update credentials.
  • First release after checking and fixing Visual Studio projects using Visual Studio Project Fixer.

Version 6.92
Version 6.92 includes the following functionality:

  • Improvement to the first run startup wizard.
  • Bug fix for hooking function epilogues.

Version 6.91
Version 6.91 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix - deleting temporary files after use.
  • Addition of ability to specify the download location for software updates - allowing system administrators to lock down temporary file execution but allow software updates to execute.

Version 6.90
Version 6.90 includes the following functionality:

  • New first run configuration dialog to replace the two dialogs shown for environment vars and compiler/IDE chooser.
  • Improved error handling in startup injection code.
  • Prevention of double injection when try to launch executable statically linked with Validator library.
  • Bug fix for symbol loading. Prevent loading of mismatched symbols in special circumstances. This can prevent unexplained crashes causes by misleading information from incorrect symbol data.

Version 6.89
Version 6.89 includes the following functionality:

  • Change to missing debugging/symbol information reporting.
  • Change to COFF symbol handling. If line numbers are missing, the symbol information is regarded as missing. This will improve the use case for MingW compilers (Qt, Dev C++ etc).

Version 6.88
Version 6.88 includes the following functionality:

  • Data comms modification for handling comms once ExitProcess() is called.
  • Change to how Version Information is handled.

Version 6.87
Version 6.87 includes the following functionality:

  • Various UX improvements when editing filenames and directories.

Version 6.86
Version 6.86 includes the following functionality:

  • Instrumentation improvements.
  • Multi-threading security improvements.

Version 6.85
Version 6.85 includes the following functionality:

  • Improved launch instrumentation. Handling race conditions in CreateProcess() with SUSPENDED flag.

Version 6.84
Version 6.84 includes the following functionality:

  • Updated software update error handling.
  • Improved code instrumentation.

Version 6.83
Version 6.83 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for symbol cache - performance improvement, robustness/integrity improvement.
  • Bug fix for for function hooking - improved handling for optimized binaries.

Version 6.82
Version 6.82 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for multi-threading error in symbol handling for V6.81.

Version 6.81
Version 6.81 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of two options to the Software Updates menu (purchased version only) for resetting and setting user credentials. This allows you to easily recover from entering bad information by accident.

Version 6.80
Version 6.80 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for indexing error on memory mapped files.
  • Change to how unqiue symbol data is identified when sending from stub to GUI.

Version 6.79
Version 6.79 includes the following functionality:

  • Error handling improvements to startup launch code injector.
  • Prevent data race during shutdown when run from the command line with -hideUI.

Version 6.78
Version 6.78 includes the following functionality:

  • Some improvements to multi-threaded data integrity.

Version 6.77Version 6.77
Version 6.77 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix possible crash when hooking executables built with Visual Studio 2015 - to account for changed memory protection values compared to earlier Visual Studio versions.
  • Bug fix possible crash when handling reading modern format PDB files with older (incompatible) versions of DbgHelp.dll if the wrong version of DbgHelp.dll is chosen (or loaded by the OS loader).
  • Debug information created with Visual Studio's /DEBUG:FASTLINK is now detected and a warning displayed on the Diagnostic tab indicarting that /DEBUG needs to be used to create usable debug information.
  • Bug fix for symbol handling (copying DbgHelp.dll so that it can be found).

Version 6.76
Version 6.76 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for floating licence helper DLL loading being denied due to UI global hook settings.
  • UX improvement for the launch dialog and launch wizard. File and directory specifications that don't exist will be shown in red.

Version 6.75
Version 6.75 includes the following functionality:

  • Instrumentation progress speedup.
  • Performance optimization. Data transport from target to GUI is faster.

Version 6.74
Version 6.74 includes the following functionality:

  • Static analysis bug fix update.

Version 6.73
Version 6.73 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of support for EventLog monitoring to identify why some applications fail to start properly. This is available if you are using Vista or more recent operating systems.

Version 6.72
Version 6.72 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for accessing COFF and STABS format debug information.
  • Inject dialog bug fix.

Version 6.71
Version 6.71 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for handling unable to write to temporary files when fetching symbols from symbol servers and symbol files.
  • Bug fix for handling faulty .svlord files resulting in empty function names. Now you get something useful even if it's not what should be in the .svlord file. (Better error handling).
  • Bug fix for some handle leaks.
  • Performance improvement for high DPI scaling handling.

Version 6.70
Version 6.70 includes the following functionality:

  • Performance improvement for processing inter-process comms. Removal of thread contention. Reduction of thread contention.
  • Bug fix for some rare deadlock like conditions (not caused ciritcal sections, but a combination of other events). These are rare and tend to occur when closing one session and launching a new test session.

Version 6.69
Version 6.69 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for loading/saving of settings data.
  • Bug fix for session manager.

Version 6.68
Version 6.68 includes the following functionality:

  • Change to shared memory transport. Now more considerate with memory usage. Also has improved out of memory fail-over handling.
  • Bug fix for two data race memory corruptions (that could cause crashes) in the GUI. This is a recommended download.

Version 6.67
Version 6.67 includes the following functionality:

  • Change to UI global hook defeat mechanism so that Winsock is not interfered with.
  • Enhanced floating licence error status reporting and logging to handle broken Winsock installations.
  • UX changes to prevent multi-relaunches of program due to finger fumble double click.

Version 6.66
Version 6.66 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for disassembler DLL update.
  • Internal: Addition of auto tester for stress testing.

Version 6.65
Version 6.65 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for Coberatura XML export.

Version 6.64
Version 6.64 includes the following functionality:

  • Updated disassembler. This will give improved function hooking.
  • Initial support for high DPI monitor compatibility. Font sizes are calculated, not hard coded.

Version 6.63
Version 6.63 includes the following functionality:

  • Improvement for working with statically linked Delphi programs.

Version 6.62
Version 6.62 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for Software Updates Installer.

Version 6.61
Version 6.61 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of new Summary dialog Function Branches.
  • Improvements to Branch Coverage display.
  • Improvements to Functions Coverage display.
  • Improvements to Directories Coverage display.
  • Improvements to DLLs Coverage display.
  • Improvements to Files and Lines Coverage display.

Version 6.60
Version 6.60 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for potentiall deadlock in symbol handling code.
  • Bug fix for failure to monitor CppUnit tests built with VS2013 and VS2015.

Version 6.59
Version 6.59 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of support for _NT_SYMBOL_PATH, _NT_ALT_SYMBOL_PATH, _NT_ALTERNATE_SYMBOL_PATH, _NT_SYMCACHE_PATH. See Symbol Server settings dialog for configuration options.
  • Bug fix for setting environment values in services and applications.
  • Bug fix for failing to correctly restore the size and position of the main window when restarting the software.

Version 6.58
Version 6.58 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for floating licencing.
  • Bug fix for incorrect coverage results when DLL loaded, unloaded, reloaded, etc.
  • Maintenance release. Misc bug fixes.

Version 6.57
Version 6.57 includes the following functionality:

  • Improved error reporting for handling missing unit testing DLL.

Version 6.56
Version 6.56 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of command line option -showErrorsWithMessageBox that reports errors on stdout.
  • Minor bug fixes, maintenance release.

Version 6.55
Version 6.55 includes the following functionality:

  • XML export updated to include information about visited and unvisited functions.
  • XML export updated to include information about visited and unvisited lines.
  • Filtering colour changes to improve user experience.

Version 6.54
Version 6.54 includes the following functionality:

  • Maintenance release. Lots of minor bug fixes.

Version 6.53
Version 6.53 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of -mergeMultiple command line argument so that you can merge multiple sessions in one action.

Version 6.52
Version 6.52 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for inject dialog and inject wizard.
  • Bug fix for launch wizard.

Version 6.51
Version 6.51 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for running Coverage Validator from a service.
  • Bug fix for incorrectly classifying Windows patch DLLs.
  • Improvement to symbol handling.
  • Improvement to MAP file handling.

Version 6.50
Version 6.50 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of ability to specify a different application to monitor than the application that is being launched. This allows you to monitor applications launched by a different application.
  • Addition of -programToMonitor and -programToMonitorLaunchCount command line arguments.
  • Bug fix for TDS Symbol Reader when Validator DLL is not loaded from Validator install directory.

Version 6.49
Version 6.49 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for Summary tab.
  • Bug fix for serialization - you can't load a session that is already loaded in the session manager.

Version 6.48
Version 6.48 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for .Net symbol handling when .Net tries to setup profiler for multiple profiler interfaces.
  • Bug fix for handle leak. Leak discovered using C++ Memory Validator.
  • Bug fix for loading session via command line then generating export - not getting dial graphics.
  • Change to command line refresh views logic. Previously would refresh one view, now refreshes all views specified.
  • Bug fix for display of data by Class on the Functions tab.
  • Bug fix for display of data by Class on the Branches tab.
  • Bug fix for session merging.

Version 6.47
Version 6.47 includes the following functionality:

  • Copy from grid now uses TAB to separate columns rather than SPACE. This is for improved copy/paste with Excel.
  • Loading a session will now detect when attempts are made sessions saved with an incompatible product (example: loading 64 bit session into 32 bit tool). Valid for all sessions from this version onwards.
  • Bug fix for potential crash with manifest handling.

Version 6.46
Version 6.46 includes the following functionality:

  • New configuration of DbgHelp DLLs for VS 2013 and VS 2015 to provide better performance.
  • Ability to include command line args in exported data.
  • Addition of command line arguments -dontShowWindowsErrorReportingUI and -showWindowsErrorReportingUI.

Version 6.45
Version 6.45 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for error message.
  • Bug fix for instrumentation editing.
  • Bug fix for error dialog showed when running from command line.
  • Change to sort ordering on Files and Lines tab.

Version 6.44
Version 6.44 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for settings very large environment variable values.
  • Bug fix for bug during undecorate.
  • Bug fix for symbol handling.

Version 6.43
Version 6.43 includes the following functionality:

  • Anti-aliased graphics update.
  • Bug fix for process monitoring when target is elevated and Validator is non-elevated.
  • Additional user warning when momitored process is elevated and Validator is non-elevated.
  • Bug fix for a special case of quoted command line arguments.
  • Improvement to instrumentation detail user interface.
  • Addition of -monitorAService command line argument.

Version 6.42
Version 6.42 includes the following functionality:

  • Maintenance update.

Version 6.41
Version 6.41 includes the following functionality:

  • Support for Visual Studio 2015
  • Bug fix for profiling applications or DLLs that start with with the letters MFC but which are not Microsoft DLLs.

Version 6.40
Version 6.40 includes the following functionality:

  • Branch Coverage improvements (detects implicit else branches).
  • Branch Coverage bug fixes.

Version 6.39
Version 6.39 includes the following functionality:

  • New implementation for launching and injecting into executables. This method removes some technical limitations, opening the way for future improvements to the software.
  • Bug fix for Inject dialog incorrectly listing 64 bit executables to inject into.

Version 6.38
Version 6.38 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for UI Defeat Global hook.

Version 6.37
Version 6.37 includes the following functionality:

  • Minor UX improvements.
  • Change to how launch history is stored and managed. Principle reason for this is to fix a long standing, hard to reproduce bug that mixes up data from one launch with another launch.
  • Static analysis improvements.
  • Improvements to exception logging.
  • Improved UI defeat global hook implementation.

Version 6.36
Version 6.36 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for potential memory leak caused by race condition.
  • Bug fix for high speed shared memory data transport race condition during shutdown.
  • Bug fix for symbol demangling bug with Microsoft's UnDecorateSymbolName which can crash with certain input.
  • UX Change in behaviour for the Get Symbols... action on the Symbol Servers settings page. Now meets user expectations.

Version 6.35
Version 6.35 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for symbol demangling for MingW.

Version 6.34
Version 6.34 includes the following functionality:

  • Improved launch handling of mixed mode .Net modules.
  • Improved Windows Firewall handling.

Version 6.33
Version 6.33 includes the following functionality:

  • Better support for reading Embarcadero/Borland TDS files. (C++Builder / Delphi)

Version 6.32
Version 6.32 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of -exportCoberturaStyle command line argument. See help for details.
  • New Cobertura XML export dialog.
  • Static analysis improvements.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 6.31
Version 6.31 includes the following functionality:

  • Minor UX improvements.
  • Name obfuscation for symbols/files when logging.
  • Improvements to display of MBCS encoded (non-ANSI) files with no Byte Order Mark.
  • Bug fix for Files and Lines update.

Version 6.30
Version 6.30 includes the following functionality:

  • Minor UX improvements.
  • Bug fix for Cobertura XML export - better handling for functions in the global namespace.
  • Better error codes for failing inject.
  • Bug fix for possible inject failure when run from the command line.
  • Source files filter now accepts * wildcard.

Version 6.29
Version 6.29 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for Cobertura XML report and to coverage reporting statistics.
  • Support for non-western character sets in source code display - examples include Greek, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Albanian, Arabic, Hebre, Hindia, Armenian, Russian.

Version 6.28
Version 6.28 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for floating licensing.

Version 6.27
Version 6.27 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for Windows 7 crash when hooking.

Version 6.26
Version 6.26 includes the following functionality:

  • Minor bug fix for Coverage tab.

Version 6.25
Version 6.25 includes the following functionality:

  • New DLL load detection support for Windows 8. Previously some DLLs loaded by COM were not being monitored.
  • Bug fix for PE file inspector.
  • Static analysis bug fixes.

Version 6.24
Version 6.24 includes the following functionality:

  • Minor UX improvements.
  • Improvement for symbol cache cleaner dialog management.
  • Bug fix for 16 bit depth bitmap image export.
  • Exception safety for disassembler.

Version 6.23
Version 6.23 includes the following functionality:

  • New VS2010 Installer handling. No user interaction required - no confusion over what to choose.
  • Bug fix for colour handling.
  • Documented the command line options: -exportMergedAsXMLCobertura, -exportAsXMLCobertura, -exportFileFormatCR, -exportFileFormatLF, -exportFileFormatCRLF
  • Improved C++ class/method name parsing.
  • Improved launch procedure for when trying to launch a program that needs administrator privileges when Validator not running as administrator.
  • Improved Diagnostic tab - a filter is now present so that you can easily focus on just the messages you are interested in.

Version 6.22
Version 6.22 includes the following functionality:

  • Improved choose a Visual Studio dialog. Better error handling on machines with no Visual Studio installed.
  • Resizable launch dialog.
  • Resizable wait for process dialog.
  • Bug fixes and UX improvements for environment variables dialog.
  • Bug fix for potential crash with copy to clipboard.
  • Addition of export to Cobertura XML file format.
  • Improvement to Inject into Process dialog.
  • Bug fix for class name detection for complex multi level class names.
  • Bug fix for "Hooked DLLs" dialog, don't hook delay loaded dlls checkbox.

Version 6.21
Version 6.21 includes the following functionality:

  • New build with Visual Studio 2010. Support for Operating Systems from Windows XP onwards. Windows NT4 and Windows 2000 are no longer supported, except with a special build..
  • Additional security checks.
  • Improved performance with some VirtualQuery() calls.
  • Bug fix for visual update when exporting HTML graphics.

Version 6.20
Version 6.20 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for Hide All menu option on the Data Views menu.
  • Bug fix for restoring Data Views.
  • Bug fix for -fileExt handling.

Version 6.19
Version 6.19 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for registry handling.
  • Bug fix for launch dialog.

Version 6.18
Version 6.18 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of -fileExt ext command line option.

Version 6.17
Version 6.17 includes the following functionality:

  • New menu, "Data Views" allowing you to show, hide or reset all tabbed views.
  • Ability to hide any data view to simplify the screen layout.
  • Data view visibility preserved between sessions.
  • Addition of command line argument -doNotInteractWithUser. Use this to prevent the stub or the GUI from displaying error dialogs during runs. This is useful when setting up automated testing on a server.

Version 6.16
Version 6.16 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for software update installer.
  • Bug fix for corrupted SSE registers.
  • Change to instrumentation defaults - statically linked CRT will not be instrumented.

Version 6.15
Version 6.15 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for reading/writing values to/from the registry.
  • Bug fix for source file filter types settings.
  • Change to instrumentation behaviour to try to compensate for over aggressive compiler optimizations.

Version 6.14
Version 6.14 includes the following functionality:

  • Support for Visual Studio 2014 CTP

Version 6.13
Version 6.13 includes the following functionality:

  • Registry reading error handling update.
  • Update to Software Updates install behaviour.
  • Settings serialization bug fix.

Version 6.12
Version 6.12 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for disassembler code.
  • Change to Browse for Folder behaviour.

Version 6.11
Version 6.11 includes the following functionality:

  • Change to settings dialog, addition of Instrumentation Detail settings. Removal of Single Visit Monitoring from the Statistics section and removal of Breakpoint hooking - these settings are now on the Instrumentation Detail settings.
  • Updated installer, now includes error logging for the odd occasion when installs go wrong.
  • Misc other updates and bug fixes.

Version 6.10
Version 6.10 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for possible crash when reallocating memory (Inject dialog).

Version 6.09
Version 6.09 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for slow Post Processing stage when waiting for target application to close.
  • Fix application specific file storage issues when run without admin privileges on Vista/7/8.
  • Bug fix for incorrect memory reallocation in svlService.
  • This is a recommended download.

Version 6.08
Version 6.08 includes the following functionality:

  • Can now detect and warn about incompatibility with Microsoft Application Verifier.
  • Improved error reporting for hooks.
  • Misc bug fixes for errors found in testing.

Version 6.07
Version 6.07 includes the following functionality:

  • New version that does not require administrator privileges to run. No User Account Control dialogs!
  • Improved function hooker.
  • Improved delay load hooker.
  • Improved failure reporting.
  • Bug fix for rare crash in high speed comms linear heap.

Version 6.06
Version 6.06 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for profiling mixed mode native/.Net processes.
  • Bug fix for memory leak.

Version 6.05
Version 6.05 includes the following functionality:

  • Maintenance release.
  • Improved PE File reader.
  • Bug fix for attaching to .Net processes.

Version 6.04
Version 6.04 includes the following functionality:

  • Symbol handling bug fix.

Version 6.03
Version 6.03 includes the following functionality:

  • Instrumentation bug fix.
  • Minor UX improvements. Browse For Folder dialog.

Version 6.02
Version 6.02 includes the following functionality:

  • New command line parameter -statisticsIgnoreDLLForSource
  • New command line parameter -statisticsConsiderDLLForSource
  • Miscellaneous UX improvements.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
  • Addition of command line argument -launchAppHide
  • Addition of command line argument -launchAppShow
  • Addition of command line argument -launchAppShowMaximized
  • Addition of command line argument -launchAppShowMinimized
  • Addition of command line argument -launchAppShowMinNoActive
  • Addition of command line argument -launchAppShowNA
  • Addition of command line argument -launchAppShowNoActivate
  • Addition of command line argument -launchAppShowNormal

Version 6.01
Version 6.01 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for race condition.

Version 6.00
Version 6.00 includes the following functionality:

  • Release of new 64 bit and 32 bit version of C++ Coverage Validator.

Version 5.40
Version 5.40 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for incorrect return value from SymGetModuleInfo(64) DbgHelp.dll API

Version 5.39
Version 5.39 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for broken resources in some user interface components.

Version 5.38
Version 5.38 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for code instrumentation disassembler.

Version 5.37
Version 5.37 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for display update when exporting session from command line.
  • Bug fix for symbol servers settings dialog.
  • Bug fix for failing to fetch symbols from symbol servers in certain situations.
  • Command line arguments containing quotes can now be passed to target programs.

Version 5.36
Version 5.36 includes the following functionality:

  • Lock handling change for symbol handler. Spend less time in lock. Reduce likelihood of deadlock in stub.
  • Licensing code update.

Version 5.35
Version 5.35 includes the following functionality:

  • Changed application and Hooked DLLs bug fix and behaviour change.
  • Maintenance: Licensing code update. Code cleanup. Code removal.

Version 5.34
Version 5.34 includes the following functionality:

  • Editor settings dialog bug fix.

Version 5.33
Version 5.33 includes the following functionality:

  • Changed how file extensions are displayed in File Open / File Save dialog.
  • Speed improvement for all tree/grid controls. This will improve the performance tree controls with large datasets greatly.

Version 5.32
Version 5.32 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for symbol handling.

Version 5.31
Version 5.31 includes the following functionality:

  • Updated CppUnit support so that is is compatible with the x64 CppUnit support in the 64 bit version of C++ Coverage Validator.
  • Addition of logging code to track obscure memory mapping bugs.
  • Improved error reporting for failed Named Pipes.
  • Improved Symbol Server handling - now automatically quotes directories that include spaces.
  • Bug fix for Unit Tests coverage display.
  • Bug fix for filtering 'dynamic initializer for...' symbols.

Version 5.30
Version 5.30 includes the following functionality:

  • Reworked CppUnit hooking so that supports all versions of VisualStudio from 6 through 2012.

Version 5.29
Version 5.29 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for hooking functions.
  • Bug fix multi-threaded access to symbol in module manager.

Version 5.28
Version 5.28 includes the following functionality:

  • Misc software bug fixes.
  • New help file builder.

Version 5.27
Version 5.27 includes the following functionality:

  • Diagnostic view performance improvement.
  • Native code instrumentation performance improvement.
  • Addition of Don't recurse directories option on source files filter.
  • New option on Auto Merge settings: Clear only merged results for edited source files. See help for details.
  • New command line option: -mergeClearEditedFilesOnly. See help for details.

Version 5.26
Version 5.26 includes the following functionality:

  • Provisional support for Visual Studio 2013.
  • Bug fix for file extension filtering.

Version 5.25
Version 5.25 includes the following functionality:

  • Updated diagnostic view to allow filtering of the data displayed in the view
  • Addition of DbgHelp.dll symbol search path information to diagnostic view - to aid in diagnosing why symbols do not load.

Version 5.24
Version 5.24 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for potential crash when reading hard-disk coverage data.

Version 5.23
Version 5.23 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of Unvisited Files option to Query menu.
  • Improved handling of DLL filtering.

Version 5.22
Version 5.22 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for crash in symbol handler.
  • Bug fix for missing coverage data for programs with very short lifetimes.

Version 5.21
Version 5.21 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of the ability to compare Sessions.
  • Environment variables dialog (on launch dialog/wizard) can now acquire environment variables from the system and import and export environment variables from/to files.

Version 5.20
Version 5.20 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for fetching of symbols and symbol server handling.
  • Bug fix for settings dialog.

Version 5.19
Version 5.19 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for error R6034 - loading wrong C Runtime error displayed during startup or shutdown of target application

Version 5.18
Version 5.18 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for launch dialog and launch wizard/
  • Updated symbol server support.
  • Update for .Net support.

Version 5.17
Version 5.17 includes the following functionality:

  • Support for VS2012, .Net Framework 4.5.
  • Bug fix for Tips dialog.

Version 5.16
Version 5.16 includes the following functionality:

  • New debugging symbols handler. Faster, more robust, more fault tolerant.

Version 5.15
Version 5.15 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for broken keygen for eval/beta versions.

Version 5.14
Version 5.14 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for auto-fixing data comms control values.
  • Addition of support for floating licensing.

Version 5.13
Version 5.13 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for launching different application to the Hooked DLLs settings.
  • UX modifications for Inject into Process dialog.
  • Bug for -waitName command line argument.

Version 5.12
Version 5.12 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for memory leak on the main summary tab.
  • Many changes to improve the UX of the software.
  • Prevent double clicks on the tree +/- button from changing the tree state.
  • Prevent losing selection when deleting data from grids.
  • Improved settings dialog selection on tree control.
  • Improved progress dialog.
  • Improved visual feedback for file extensions filters.
  • Improved visual feedback for class/method filters.
  • Improved visual feedback and data population speed on class method filter dialog.
  • Improved UI feedback after loading settings or resettings settings from the settings dialog.
  • Change to tree control to remember it's expand/contract state between clicks.
  • Improved filter exclusion handling for class/method and DLL filtering.

Version 5.11
Version 5.11 includes the following functionality:

  • Improvements to tree expand/collapse behaviour to improve user experience.
  • Bug fix for erroneous DelayHook message.

Version 5.09
Version 5.10 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for buffer overrun.

Version 5.09
Version 5.09 includes the following functionality:

  • New version of editing component, providing additional functionality.
  • New cleaner drawing style for tree/grid control.
  • Minor UX changes.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 5.08
Version 5.08 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for Directory view.
  • Bug fix for DLL view.
  • Bug fix for canonical file names.

Version 5.07
Version 5.07 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of DLL coverage statistics.
  • User experience improvements for DbgHelp.dll chooser.
  • Bug fix for UI and Stub Global Hook settings.

Version 5.05
Version 5.06 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for data displays when close a session.
  • Improved canonical representation of filenames. Removed \..\ etc from filenames.
  • Bug fixes from static analysis.
  • Cascading style sheet default location bug fix.
  • Orientation icon redraw bug fix.

Version 5.05
Version 5.05 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for possible deadlock with Session Manager.
  • Bug fix for possible deadlock with Diagnostic View.
  • Bug fix for processing MingW debug info.

Version 5.04
Version 5.04 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fixes after static analysis work.

Version 5.03
Version 5.03 includes the following functionality:

  • Improved file handling. Can now read ANSI, UTF-8, UTF-16 (both variants).
  • Launch dialog/wizard has additional check for UPX compressed executables.
  • Addition of Export/Import options to class and function filter settings.
  • Addition of -classAndFunctionFile command line option to load class and function filters when running from the command line.

Version 5.01
Version 5.02 includes the following functionality:

  • UX fixes for Session Manager dialog.
  • All sessions now have a session alias so you can give a session a meaningful name.
  • New option on Tools menu allowing you to explore the debug info status per DLL.

Version 5.01
Version 5.01 includes the following functionality:

  • Performance improvement for inline and template code.
  • Performance improvement for Branches view Directory layout when working with large sessions.
  • Performance improvement for Functions view Directory layout when working with large sessions.
  • Correct handling of OnSysColorChanged() message for custom radial control and custom text control.
  • Fixed some flicker and redraw issues when changing selection on the main grid controls using cursor keys.
  • Updated summary control export graphics to take account of CSS background colour.

Version 5.00
Version 5.00 includes the following functionality:

  • New user interface for the summary tab - lots of graphics.
  • Updated exported data to match the new summary tab.
  • Updated editor control showing coverage relative to the position in the file.
  • Replaced Tip of the Day dialog with a new modeless tips dialog that works very differently.
  • UX improvements to various dialogs.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 4.63
Version 4.63 includes the following functionality:

Version 4.62
Version 4.62 includes the following functionality:

  • Performance improvement for class/method filter dialog.
  • Bug fix for settings load/saving.

Version 4.61
Version 4.61 includes the following functionality:

  • Improved code coverage visualisation in code viewing window.
  • Bug fixes from static analysis tool.
  • Editing tool upgrade.

Version 4.59
Version 4.60 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for Visual Studio editing.
  • More improvements from static analysis work.

Version 4.59
Version 4.59 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for -commandFile command line argument handling.

Version 4.58
Version 4.58 includes the following functionality:

  • New behaviour for -program programName. If programName is specified without a path we search the start directory and the PATH environment variable and select the first matching program.
  • Ability to specify tab width for source code views.
  • Bug fix for launching progams from the command line with the -allArgs argument.

Version 4.57
Version 4.57 includes the following functionality:

  • Refactoring of Coverage Validator internals.
  • More bug fixes from static analysis with Visual Lint.
  • New file format - not backwards compatible (sorry). But the change is worth it.
  • Addition of -allArgs command line argument.
  • Change to command line behaviour - unrecognised arguments are ignored. Use -allArgs instead.
  • Addition of -startPragma, -endPragma, -linePragma code exclusion command line arguments.
  • Addition of class, method and function filtering command line arguments -classAndFunction, -classAndFunctionNone, -classAndFunctionAll, -classAndFunctionHook, -classAndFunctionDoNotHook

Version 4.55
Version 4.56 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for invalid handle crash in user interface.

Version 4.55
Version 4.55 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fixes from static analysis with Visual Lint.

Version 4.54
Version 4.54 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for URL encoding when talking to software update server.

Version 4.53
Version 4.53 includes the following functionality:

  • Code improvement for hooking the last line in a function - less breakpoint hooks will be used - faster execution.
  • Bug fix for statement parsing - improved branch detection statistics.

Version 4.51
Version 4.52 includes the following functionality:

  • Lock handling performance improvements.
  • Memory usage improvement.
  • Memory leak fix when merging sessions by address.
  • Software update changes - update will not happen when run from command line.

Version 4.51
Version 4.51 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for potential memory corruption.
  • Various memory leak fixes.

Version 4.50
Version 4.50 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for branch detection.
  • Bug fix for software updater throwing MFC exception on some systems.

Version 4.49
Version 4.49 includes the following functionality:

  • XML output reformatted to improve readability and rendering.
  • Updated self-installer to handle additional security checks for some computer systems.

Version 4.48
Version 4.48 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for processing MingW Stabs debugging information.
  • Reduce memory usage for Visual Studio debugging information after profiling.
  • Bug fix for XML output
  • Addition of software update code.

Version 4.47
Version 4.47 includes the following functionality:

  • Robustness improvement for handling shared memory coverage data.

Version 4.46
Version 4.46 includes the following functionality:

  • Improved Symbol Server support - workaround for hang caused by WinInet global Mutexs.
  • New tutorial tab and additional option on Help menu.

Version 4.45
Version 4.45 includes the following functionality:

  • Update for evaluations.

Version 4.44
Version 4.44 includes the following functionality:

  • Tutorials moved to the website. Tutorial link always available from help menu and at startup.

Version 4.43
Version 4.43 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for line iteration.

Version 4.42
Version 4.42 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for handling storage of coverage data in secure processes.

Version 4.41
Version 4.41 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for stall during line hooking due to new DbgHelp.dll behaviour for some inline code.

Version 4.40
Version 4.40 includes the following functionality:

  • Improved "Symbol Lookup" Visual Studio chooser based upon user feedback.

Version 4.38
Version 4.39 includes the following functionality:

  • Low data processing race condition bug fix.

Version 4.38
Version 4.38 includes the following functionality:

  • New file missing dialog implementation.
  • Bug fix for code instrumentation.

Version 4.37
Version 4.37 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for buffer overrun on session export dialog.

Version 4.36
Version 4.36 includes the following functionality:

  • Maintenance release.

Version 4.34
Version 4.35 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for MingW stabs debug information reading.
  • New menu implementation, addition of bitmaps.

Version 4.34
Version 4.34 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for COMCTL32.DLL bitmap handling.

Version 4.33
Version 4.33 includes the following functionality:

  • Inject, Launch and Wait wizard layouts changed to be more industry standard behaviour.

Version 4.32
Version 4.32 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for saving sessions.
  • Bug fix for merging sessions.
  • Bug fix for selecting sessions in the session manager.
  • Improved COFF/STABS symbol handling.

Version 4.30
Version 4.31 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for C++ parser error with code exclusion pragma.
  • Bug fix for DbgHelp.dll specification.
  • Additional techniques for identifying Visual Studio installs.

Version 4.30
Version 4.30 includes the following functionality:

  • New command line option -pulseToStdout.
  • When run from the command line using command line options the return code is now the return code of the most recently run app.
  • Bug fix for line pragma ignore with branch coverage.
  • Bug fix for unbounded memory growth during session lifetime (not a leak, just uncontrolled growth).
  • Bug fix for race condition when starting second or subsequent session, could cause possible crash.
  • Fix minor bug fixes.

Version 4.29
Version 4.29 includes the following functionality:

  • Change of behaviour for symbol server dialog.

Version 4.28
Version 4.28 includes the following functionality:

  • New communications architecture.
  • New handling for dbghelp.dll and different versions of Visual Studio.

Version 4.26
Version 4.27 includes the following functionality:

  • Support for mixed-mode .Net services.

Version 4.26
Version 4.26 includes the following functionality:

  • Support for .Net framework 4, CLR 4.

Version 4.25
Version 4.25 includes the following functionality:

  • Rationalising code base. Maintenance release.

Version 4.24
Version 4.24 includes the following functionality:

  • Performance improvement for processing branch data. Greater than 97% improvement for large datasets.

Version 4.23
Version 4.23 includes the following functionality:

  • Misc bug fixes.

Version 4.22
Version 4.22 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for Delphi class and function filter.

Version 4.21
Version 4.21 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for profiling mixed-mode .Net applications when running on a 64 bit operating system.

Version 4.20
Version 4.20 includes the following functionality:

  • Additional information on the diagnostic tab.
  • Additional information in exception reports.
  • Bug fix for reading stabs debug information from MingW4.4 compiler (handles relative filenames correctly).
  • Bug fix for reading COFF debug information from MingW4.4 compiler (Performance improvement).

Version 4.19
Version 4.19 includes the following functionality:

  • Support for Windows 7 KernelBase.dll hooking.
  • Support for editing with VS 2010.
  • Bug fix for editing with VS 2008
  • Bug fix for GetProcAddress() hooking.
  • Bug fix for crash fetching long .Net symbols in mixed mode applications.

Version 4.18
Version 4.18 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for handle leak with ToolHelp32.
  • Bug fix for failure with socket() when incorrectly hooking resource DLLs that have more than one section (example: mfc80enu.dll).

Version 4.17
Version 4.17 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for environment variable handling.
  • Bug fix for license installer software.

Version 4.16
Version 4.16 includes the following functionality:

  • Improved handling of mixed mode .Net applications - specifically .Net applications that call unmanaged code directly from .Net code.
  • Version checking for DbgHelp.dll - status and any warning messages displayed on Diagnostic tab.
  • New implementation of shared memory handling - uses less memory, faster.
  • Removal of Inter-Process Communications settings from settings dialog, now redundant.
  • Moved DLL Hook Insertion rules to Hooked DLLs settings.
  • Simplified Line Hooking settings.
  • Addition of startup preferences dialog that is shown the first time Coverage Validator is started.
  • Bug fix for Hooked DLLs.

Version 4.15
Version 4.15 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for HTML export when specifying Unix directory separator.

Version 4.13
Version 4.14 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for failure to correctly handle C++ switch statements in certain situations. This bug was caused by a bug fix for a Delphi bug, introduced in V4.12.

Version 4.13
Version 4.13 includes the following functionality:

  • Minor UI changes to add user hints.
  • All executables are now code signed to prevent warnings on Vista/Windows 7.

Version 4.12
Version 4.12 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for hang when redirecting stdin/stdout of application being monitored and stdin is supplied with a zero length file.
  • Bug fix for reading various types of malformed DLLs.
  • Correct detection of Resource only DLLs.
  • Bug fix for handling of bad line number data in Borland MAP files.

Version 4.11
Version 4.11 includes the following functionality:

  • Support for MingW gcc/g++ compilers when compiled with STABS debug information (-gstabs switch)
  • Support for applications built using QtCreator
  • Bug fix for C/C++ parsing.

Version 4.09
Version 4.10 includes the following functionality:

  • Support for MingW gcc/g++ compilers when compiled with COFF debug information (-gcoff switch)

Version 4.09
Version 4.09 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for Delphi when cached instrumentation data enabled: Branch Coverage displays data correctly.
  • Bug fix for Delphi when cached instrumentation data enabled: Functions displays data correctly.
  • Functions displays class data correctly for Delphi and Visual Basic, whereas before it would put them in the global namespace.

Version 4.08
Version 4.08 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of Branch Coverage support for Delphi.
  • Bug fix for Functions tab for coverage performed when using MAP file information.
  • Bug fix for Delphi code coverage when working with .itext segment information in detailed MAP files.
  • Prevent SysInit.pas from being instrumented in Delphi applications.

Version 4.07
Version 4.07 includes the following functionality:

  • Support for launching batch files as well as executable. First application launched by batch file will be monitored.
  • Bug fix for instrumenting Delphi code.
  • Improved support for instrumenting "inline" jump tables used by compilers building switch tables.

Version 4.05
Version 4.06 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for zero length stdin file causing intermittent hang.
  • Change of behaviour for applications launched via command line. Applications that are not hidden are now launched with no-activate status so that although they are visible they do not grab the focus.
  • Bug fix for line hooking for Delphi.

Version 4.05
Version 4.05 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for shutdown handling to prevent busy wait with DbgHelp.
  • Bug fix for advanced DbgHelp symbol handling.
  • Bug fix for Windows Symbols PDB Paths handling on launch dialog.

Version 4.04
Version 4.04 includes the following functionality:

  • Support for recording and reporting CppUnit results.
  • Addition of service notification callback facility to allow long instrumentation times during startup of services. Documentation and example source code modified to demonstrate usage.
  • Bug fix for C++ parser.
  • Option for high speed, count lines once only coverage.
  • Hooked DLLs, sorted DLLs in list.
  • Bug fixes for branch view and file locations.
  • Bug fixes for memory corruption when A DLL is loaded then unloaded then reloaded and loads at a different load address.
  • Various multi-threading improvements.

Version 4.03
Version 4.03 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for C++ parser for branch detection.
  • Bug fix for auto merge.

Version 4.01
Version 4.02 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for data race.
  • Bug fix for multi-dll source code merging.
  • Bug fix for command line code coverage.
  • Change of behaviour for assigning lines to symbols for branch coverage and function reporting to improve the results when the same file is loaded in multiple DLLs as part of a unit test.
  • Addition of branch coverage results to HTML export and XML export.

Version 4.01
Version 4.01 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of new command line arguments.
    • -mergeClearChangeApplication. Reset the central session if application changes.
    • -mergeClearRebuild. Reset the central session if timestamp changes.
    • -mergeClearNone. Do not reset the central session if application or timestamp changes.
    • -launchAppHidden. Caused the program started with -program to run hidden.
  • Bug fix for merging of branch coverage.
  • Bug fix for branch coverage display when loading data from a saved merge session which merges data from multiple different applications. This bug fix is useful for developers running unit tests and collecting coverage data.
  • Bug fix for functions display when loading data from a saved merge session which merges data from multiple different applications. This bug fix is useful for developers running unit tests and collecting coverage data.
  • Performance improvement for loading sorting data.
  • Minor tip of day bug fix.
  • Exported HTML 0% bar graph bug fix for Internet Explorer.
  • Bug fix for rare data-corruption causing crash due to race condition.
  • Minor gui fixes.
  • Bug fix to C++ parser, resulting in better branch statistics.

Version 4.00
Version 4.00 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of branch coverage statistics.
  • Bug fix for exclude directory filter (for partial filenames).
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 3.10
Version 3.10 includes the following functionality:

  • Improved HTML export output - addition of bar graphs.
  • Improved HTML export output - addition of CSS styling of exported HTML.
  • When running from command line in "hidden" mode, missing debug symbols dialog will not be displayed.
  • When running from command line in "hidden" mode, MFC 8/9 symbols warning dialog will not be displayed.
  • When running from command line in "hidden" mode, .Net application warning dialog will not be displayed.
  • Bug fix for export when specifying a file in a non-existent directory.
  • Bug fix for source code colouring component.

Version 3.09
Version 3.09 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for message map routing.

Version 3.08
Version 3.08 includes the following functionality:

  • More improvements to C++ template handling.

Version 3.07
Version 3.07 includes the following functionality:

  • More improvements to C++ template handling.
  • Modified Inject dialog to be resizable and remember which column it sorts on and previous selection.

Version 3.06
Version 3.06 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for launching on Windows Vista and Windows 2008.

Version 3.05
Version 3.05 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for code exclusion cache expiry. If you change the code exclusion settings your cached hook data should be refreshed. This bug fix ensures that happens.
  • Bug fix for handling C++ template specialization expansion.
  • Bug fix for obscure "The Handle is invalid." error message that can happen during launch.
  • Bug fix for launching on Windows Vista and Windows 2008.
  • Addition of some status information on the Summary screen.

Version 3.04
Version 3.04 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of code exclusion support to allow marking code sections to be ignored for coverage processing.
  • Code hooking rationalisation.
  • Bug fix for -fileLocations command line switch.
  • Bug fix for data corruption in tree/grid control class hierarchy.

Version 3.03
Version 3.03 includes the following functionality:

  • Robustness maintenance.

Version 3.02
Version 3.02 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of support for Symbol Servers.
  • Detection of incorrect linking with C runtime version for Visual Studio 2005/2008 to detect coredll.dll (a WinCE dll) type errors.
  • Detection of launching applications from windows\system32 or injecting into applications/services running from windows\system32.
  • Addition of 32 bit executable test.

Version 3.01
Version 3.01 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for Session Manager dialog, attach dialog and attach wizard.
  • Bug fix for caching with breakpoint data.

Version 3.00
Version 3.00 includes the following functionality:

  • New "hooking with breakpoints" hooking mechanism reduces the number of unhookable lines to nearly zero.
  • Addition of bar graph coverage statistics on main displays.
  • Bug fix for crash with repainting embedded edit control.
  • Improved call/function filtering for Map files and for Borland debug information.

Version 2.35
Version 2.35 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for crash with inject wizard.
  • Bug fix for background colour on some resizing graphical dialog boxes.
  • Bug fix for source code display possible crash when in a splitter window.

Version 2.34
Version 2.34 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for Source Files Filter Import/Export.

Version 2.33
Version 2.33 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for crash with settings dialog File Locations.
  • Replacement of all 3rd party tab controls with a custom tab control.
  • Bug fix for source code control and misc controls flickering when resizing in a splitter window.

Version 2.31
Version 2.32 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for hooking using Delphi MAP data, to handle .itext segments.
  • Addition of -fileLocations command line argument.
  • Addition of Export and Import options to File Locations settings dialog.
  • Bug fix for settings dialog to allow correction selection of specified tab.
  • Update to licensing dialog to prevent confusion with example application.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 2.31
Version 2.31 includes the following functionality:

  • Addition of merge-at-start option for Auto Merging.
  • Replacement of all 3rd party grid/tree controls with the same virtual grid/tree control used for the main displays. This change has been made for consistency of user interface and also to facilitate future ports of the software to alternate operating systems and widget toolkits.
  • Bug fix for flickering main display when resizing.
  • Column sort highlighting - arrow on column header and colour column colour hinting for the entire column.
  • New layout for setting dialog, to make settings dialogs as similar as possible across the entire Software Verify product range.
  • New default colours - click Reset on settings dialog to get them (other settings will change as well!)

Version 2.29
Version 2.30 includes the following functionality:

  • Internal development version.

Version 2.29
Version 2.29 includes the following functionality:

  • Internal development version.

Version 2.27
Version 2.28 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for instrumentation.
  • Bug fix for cached instrumentation data date error when map file has earlier timestamp than DLL.
  • Improved Delphi MAP file reading.

Version 2.27
Version 2.27 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for some code that could cause Data Execution Prevention violations if you had this Operating System option enabled.

Version 2.25
Version 2.26 includes the following functionality:

  • Improved detection method for .Net modules.
  • Bug fix for "The handle is invalid" error when trying to launch applications.

Version 2.25
Version 2.25 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for exporting XML with line number information.
  • Updated Source Files Filter dialog to add Export... and Import... buttons.

Version 2.24
Version 2.24 includes the following functionality:

  • Performance improvement for reading and writing instrumentation cache files.
  • Performance improvement for reading files.
  • Change to export dialog for source code exporting and XML.
  • Change to command line behaviour for source code exporting and XML.
  • Addition of error code status to exported data.
  • Inclusion of helper application to delete symbol cache files.
  • Bug fix for instrumentation caching revocation.
  • Addition of -sourceFileFilterHookFile command line option, see help for details.

Version 2.23
Version 2.23 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for stack overflow bug inspecting dependent DLLs on very large applications.
  • Provisional support for Visual Studio 9.0/2008

Version 2.22
Version 2.22 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for crash when double click on Reset button on settings dialog.
  • Misc maintenance improvements.

Version 2.21
Version 2.21 includes the following functionality:

  • Bug fix for race condition (causes crash) for inter process comms one multi core/cpu machines. Bug is not visible on HyperThreaded machines or single cores CPUs. Bug has been seen on dual core CPUs, but is more obvious on dual core quad CPU machines.

Version 2.20
Version 2.20 includes the following functionality:

  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 2.19
Version 2.19 includes the following functionality:

  • Minor user interface bug fixes and usability improvements.

Version 2.18
Version 2.18 includes the following functionality:

  • UI modification for files and lines.

Version 2.17
Version 2.17 includes the following functionality:

  • Source code colouring - more languages supported.
  • File dialog file extension handling improvements.
  • Launch dialog/wizard - addition of Delete button.

Version 2.16
Version 2.16 includes the following functionality:

  • Improved colouring on File and Lines tab..

Version 2.15
Version 2.15 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for redisplay of data when Functions data display is set to "Directory".

Version 2.14
Version 2.14 includes the following new functionality:

  • Support for instrumenting Borland BPL files.

Version 2.13
Version 2.13 includes the following new functionality:

  • Maintenance release.

Version 2.12
Version 2.12 includes the following new functionality:

  • Support for launching .Net 1.0/1.1/2.0 applications.

Version 2.11
Version 2.11 includes the following new functionality:

  • IMproved HTML Help handling.

Version 2.10
Version 2.10 includes the following new functionality:

  • "Help PDF" added to Help menu if PDF help file is present in installation directory.
  • Bug fix for installer.
  • Behaviour change for Global Hook DLL handler.

Version 2.09
Version 2.09 includes the following new functionality:

  • Feature Improvement: (Customer request) Multiple Coverage Validator instances now supported for "Inject" and "Wait for Application" as well as for launching.
  • Bug fix: Any .NET DLLs loaded by the instrumented process will be ignored.
  • Modified launch, inject and wait for application topics to include references to new help topics explaining possible reasons for failure to inject. Updated help topics related to working with services. New Help topics on:
    • What causes Inject or launch to fail?
    • Why are some functions not hooked?
    • Why are some lines not hooked?

Version 2.08
Version 2.08 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for COFF/CodeView debugging info reading.

Version 2.06
Version 2.07 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for load/saving settings.
  • Updated scrollbar handling for editor component.

Version 2.06
Version 2.06 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for auto merge settings and application shutdown.

Version 2.04
Version 2.05 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for session manager dialog.

Version 2.04
Version 2.04 includes the following new functionality:

  • Addition of extra diagnostic data for helping diagnose problems when data goes bad.
  • Bug fix for rare crash whilst instrumenting code.

Version 2.02
Version 2.03 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for auto merge file creation.
  • Bug fix for potential buffer overflow when command line of tested application is very long (MAX_PATH + 256 TCHARs).
  • Command line displayed on diagnostic tab.
  • Detailed command line displayed on diagnostic tab when in regression test mode.
  • Detection of StarDock Window Blinds so that it can be safely ignored.
  • Addition of Return Codes to command line documentation.

Version 2.02
Version 2.02 includes the following new functionality:

  • Improvements to how regression tests are handled - files copied to different places, some files not created, non-existent directory handling, etc.

Version 2.00
Version 2.01 includes the following new functionality:

  • Customer request: Coverage, Functions, Files and Lines tabs now support vertical splitters as well as horizontal splitters.
  • Default settings changed to provide more line hooking and provide diagnostic information by default.
  • Bug fix for diagnostic tab when loading or switching sessions.
  • Bug fix for potential buffer overflow on user interface.
  • Bug fix for tutorial handling and tip of day.
  • Improved splitter window resizing.

Version 2.00
Version 2.00 includes the following new functionality:

  • UI modifications for launch dialog.
  • Bug fix for Global Hook UI DLLs.

Version 1.99
Version 1.99 includes the following new functionality:

  • Customer request: Export of session data now includes marked up source code.

Version 1.98
Version 1.98 includes the following new functionality:

  • Maintenance release.

Version 1.97
Version 1.97 includes the following new functionality:

  • New options for exporting data on export session dialog.
  • New command line option for exporting data.
    -showMergeWithReport none | top | bottom
  • New command line options for controlling auto-merge.
    • -mergeToCentralSession
    • -mergeCentralToCurrentSession
    • -centralDirectory dirName
    • -centralFileName fileName

Version 1.96
Version 1.96 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for failing to load MFC80(u)(d).DLL symbols.
  • Minor user interface changes.

Version 1.95
Version 1.95 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for export timestamp.
  • Bug fix for UI Global Hook intercept dialog.
  • Bug fix for DLL Hooking.

Version 1.94
Version 1.94 includes the following new functionality:

  • Merge session dialog is now resizable.
  • <SOURCEFILE> tag has extra data (NUM_FUNCTIONS and NUM_FUNCTIONS_VISITED) in summary and coverage view.

Version 1.93
Version 1.93 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for command line processing.
  • Command line processing documentation update.
  • New command line parameter:
    -exportType File
    -exportType Class
    -exportType SummaryAndCoverage

Version 1.92
Version 1.92 includes the following new functionality:

  • Addition of timestamp threshold for MAP files.
  • Change to sorting algorithm.

Version 1.91
Version 1.91 includes the following new functionality:

  • New export format.
  • New command line argument -exportDescription.
  • Support for Borland MAP files.

Version 1.90
Version 1.90 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for next/prev buttons on source code view causing statistics to disappear.

Version 1.89
Version 1.89 includes the following new functionality:

  • Option to allow specification of files and directories to be processed or excluded from processing.

Version 1.88
Version 1.88 includes the following new functionality:

  • Update to accomodated debug format change with Visual Studio 2005.

Version 1.87
Version 1.87 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for data export for functions having the first line unhooked.
  • Bug fix for filters - context menu filtering now supports multiple selection.
  • Feature improvement - files that will be filtered on the next instrumentation run can be displayed using different colours - new option on Colours settings tab.

Version 1.86
Version 1.86 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for incorrectly displayed unhooked data.
  • Addition of -- comment facility for -commandFile arguments.
  • Bug fix for merging of session files.
  • Editor component maintenance updated.

Version 1.85
Version 1.85 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for Summary tab when delete a session.
  • New command line options for controlling exporting of data.
    • -exportUnvisitedLines
    • -exportVisitedLines
    • -exportUnvisitedFunctions
    • -exportVisitedFunctions
    • -exportUnhooked
    • -exportDetailedReport
    • -exportDoColourCode
    • -exportMultipleFiles
  • Bug fix for Num Visits statistics on Functions tab.
  • Bug fix for setting instrumentation filters from context menu - settings saved to registry immediately.
  • Updated Merge session dialog to allow user to choose how sessions are merged.
  • New command line options for controlling session merging.
    • -mergeUsingAddress
    • -mergeUsingSymbol

Version 1.84
Version 1.84 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for session export filename case-insensitivity comparison.
  • Multiple titles added to session export - one per session.

Version 1.83
Version 1.83 includes the following new functionality:

  • Automatic file association.
  • Bug fix:Symbol Cache flag updated when settings loaded.

Version 1.82
Version 1.82 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for load session on command line.
  • Bug fix for Reset launch history on launch application dialog.
  • Bug fix for thread detection on Windows 2000/Windows XP.

Version 1.81
Version 1.81 includes the following new functionality:

  • Editing options expanded to include Visual Studio.NET 2002, 2003, 2005, SCiTE editor.

Version 1.80
Version 1.80 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for Unicode environment variables.

Version 1.79
Version 1.79 includes the following new functionality:

  • Maintenance release.

Version 1.78
Version 1.78 includes the following new functionality:

  • New warnings for .NET applications on Launch dialog.
  • Removal of DLLs not to hook settings.
  • Improvement of Hooked DLLs settings to provide control over hooking and not hooking of DLLs.
  • Support for * wildcard for DLL specification on Hooked DLLs settings.
  • Addition of extra control on Hook Insertion settings.
  • Addition of new command line option -dllHookFile.
  • XML export SOURCEFILE tag has additional information about DLL added to it.
  • Support for loading two sessions from the command line and comparing them without having to run a test session.
  • New command line arguments -loadSession1, -loadSession2, -numSessions.
  • Minor command line bug fixes.
  • Improved command line help topics.

Version 1.77
Version 1.77 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for HTML export and XML export occasionally appearing to not export data to a file when used on the command line (the data was exported but not to the file the user specified).

Version 1.76
Version 1.76 includes the following new functionality:

  • Help now supplied as HTML Help rather than WinHelp.

Version 1.75
Version 1.75 includes the following new functionality:

  • StatusBar update.
  • Bug fix for Borland symbol handling crash.

Version 1.74
Version 1.74 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for long command arguments stored in registry failing to load.

Version 1.73
Version 1.73 includes the following new functionality:

  • Misc bug fix release.

Version 1.72
Version 1.72 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for XML export.
  • Bug fix for display diacritical characters and characters above 127.

Version 1.71
Version 1.71 includes the following new functionality:

  • Instrumentation bug fix for hooking code containing computed unconditional jmp instructions.

Version 1.70
Version 1.70 includes the following new functionality:

  • DLL Filtering bug fix.
  • UI improvement for DLLs to Hook settings dialog.
  • Bug fix for load/save settings.
  • Command line bug fixes.
  • Files not to hook - can now filter by directory.
  • Class and Function filter - has symbol browser.
  • New context menu filters on all views for Filename, Directory and DLL.
  • Filtering bug fixes.

Version 1.69
Version 1.69 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for failing to instrument a DLL that has been filtered.
  • Bug fix for XML export crash.

Version 1.68
Version 1.68 includes the following new functionality:

  • Injection feedback speedup.

Version 1.67
Version 1.67 includes the following new functionality:

  • Misc user interface bug fixes.

Version 1.66
Version 1.66 includes the following new functionality:

  • User Interface improvement - numbers formatted according to user's choice of locale.

Version 1.65
Version 1.65 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix register corruption in hook.

Version 1.64
Version 1.64 includes the following new functionality:

  • Source code coverage colouring scheme change.
  • Bug fix for editor.
  • Bug fix for potential crash with synthetic hooks.
  • Bug fix for line hooking with CodeView debug information (Metrowerks).

Version 1.63
Version 1.63 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for session export.

Version 1.62
Version 1.62 includes the following new functionality:

  • Licensing bug fix - only affects evaluation versions.

Version 1.61
Version 1.61 includes the following new functionality:

  • Maintenance release.

Version 1.60
Version 1.60 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix installer.
  • Bug fix for licensing.
  • Removal of SE_SECURITY_NAME privilege requirement for working with services.
  • Updated help.

Version 1.59
Version 1.59 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for session loading.

Version 1.58
Version 1.58 includes the following new functionality:

  • Changed injection feedback mechanism to improve hooking.
  • Improved error reporting during hooking.

Version 1.57
Version 1.57 includes the following new functionality:

  • Clipboard bug fix.

Version 1.56
Version 1.56 includes the following new functionality:

  • Context menu on tooltip support.

Version 1.55
Version 1.55 includes the following new functionality:

  • Addition of User Privilege checks when accessing the Registry and setting debugging privileges.

Version 1.54
Version 1.54 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for resource error for "Reset Statistics" button.
  • Addition of Collapsed status for Functions view.

Version 1.53
Version 1.53 includes the following new functionality:

  • New, display "By directory" display for Functions tab.. This was a customer request.
  • Ctrl-G, Goto Line in source code editor pane. This was a customer request.
  • Ctrl-F, Find Text in source code editor pane. This was a customer request.
  • Ctrl-F, Find file/function in Summary, Functions, Lines tabs. This was a customer request.
  • Navigate by line groups in source code editor pane. This was a customer request.
  • Stop/Start data collection buttons added to toolbar. This was a customer request.
  • Reset statistics button added to toolbar. This was a customer request.
  • Accelerator support.

Version 1.52
Version 1.52 includes the following new functionality:

  • Exported HTML files and Exported XML files support left/right alignment and comma separators, as defined in the data display section of the settings dialog.

Version 1.51
Version 1.51 includes the following new functionality:

  • Edit menu clipboard handling bug fix.

Version 1.50
Version 1.50 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for statistics update on source code viewing pane.
  • Bug fix for Auto-Merge when set to rebuild and number of files changes.

Version 1.49
Version 1.49 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for source file types on settings dialog.
  • Bug fix for file extension filters on settings dialog.
  • Bug fix for filter by file name with files that have no path in debug information (Borland C++).
  • Bug fix for results tab data update.
  • Feature improvement:Cached data is invalidated when hook extension filters are modified.
  • Feature improvement:Cached data is invalidated source files to exclude are modified.

Version 1.48
Version 1.48 includes the following new functionality:

  • Support for multiple instances of Coverage Validator running at the same time.
  • Launch Dialog and Launch Wizard provide environment variable support.
  • Additional statistics on the Summary tab.

Version 1.47
Version 1.47 includes the following new functionality:

  • Virtual tree control font bug fix.

Version 1.46
Version 1.46 includes the following new functionality:

  • Virtual grid/tree control graphics bug fix.

Version 1.45
Version 1.45 includes the following new functionality:

  • Session export now asks for persmission to overwrite existing files.
  • User interface controls updated after loading settings from a file.

Version 1.44
Version 1.44 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for statistic on Summary view.

Version 1.43
Version 1.43 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for unhooked lines count for inline functions when merging sessions or loading sessions.
  • Bug fix for sorting by percentage visited on Coverage and Functions tabs when including unhooked lines.

Version 1.42
Version 1.42 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for changing cache related settings affecting instrumentation.
  • Bug fix for sorting by percentage visited on Coverage and Functions tabs when including unhooked lines.
  • Bug fix for syntax coloured editor.

Version 1.41
Version 1.41 includes the following new functionality:

  • Additional support for Borland BPL files.
  • Bug fix for unloading of modules.

Version 1.40
Version 1.40 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for template class name handling on Functions view.
  • Addition of global hook detector.

Version 1.39
Version 1.39 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fixes for when unhooked lines are not included in the statistics. These statistics manifest as incorrect statistic value shown on display or incorrectly coloured line shown on display. The items shown below have been fixed with regard to this issue.
    • Summary View.
    • Functions View (all 4 views available on combo box).
    • File and Lines View.
    • Address Query Dialog.
    • Find Function Dialog.
    • Address Query Dialog.
    • HTML session export.

Version 1.38
Version 1.38 includes the following new functionality:

  • New command line options:
    • -exportMergedAsHTML filename
    • -exportMergedAsXML filename
    • -enableMergeIntoCurrentSession
    • -disableMergeIntoCurrentSession
  • Bug fixes for merging when run from the command line.
  • Bug fix for merging when using the session merge dialog.

Version 1.37
Version 1.37 includes the following new functionality:

  • Misc bug fixes.

Version 1.36
Version 1.36 includes the following new functionality:

  • File name compare bug fix for special case Auto Merge.

Version 1.35
Version 1.35 includes the following new functionality:

  • Auto Merge user interface change - addition of directory specification.
  • Bug fix for name of merged session during session merge.
  • File extension bug fix.
  • Misc other bug fixes.

Version 1.34
Version 1.34 includes the following new functionality:

  • Hook insertion optimization.
  • Bug fix for export session dialog.

Version 1.33
Version 1.33 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for example project: removal of unnecessary link to dbghelp.lib.
  • Example project: Addition of ANSI project settings.
  • Multi-select on various file dialogs.
  • Configurable embedded statistics in source code view.

Version 1.32
Version 1.32 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix: Hook Insertion tab did not correctly control hooking of statically linked CRT/MFC.
  • Misc bug fixes.
  • Updated help and tutorial.

Version 1.31
Version 1.31 includes the following new functionality:

  • Addition of Summary tab.
  • File locations bug fix.
  • Updated help.

Version 1.30
Version 1.30 includes the following new functionality:

  • Grid redraw bug fix.

Version 1.29
Version 1.29 includes the following new functionality:

  • Settings dialog bug fix.
  • File locations bug fix.

Version 1.28
Version 1.28 includes the following new functionality:

  • Tutorial bug fix.
  • Bug fix for FORTRAN95 files.
  • Example application shipped with Coverage Validator - for use with the tutorial.

Version 1.27
Version 1.27 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for merged sessions support.

Version 1.26
Version 1.26 includes the following new functionality:

  • Support for Borland C++ Builder.
  • Support for Borland C++ Delphi.
  • Synchronization handling changes to ensure robustness when exception handling.
  • Bug fix for Salford Software's FORTRAN 95.

Version 1.25
Version 1.25 includes the following new functionality:

  • Support for Metrowerks C++ compiler and other compilers using CodeView symbol data.
  • Support for Salford Software FORTRAN95 compiler and other compilers using COFF symbol data.

Version 1.24
Version 1.24 includes the following new functionality:

  • Maintenance update. Misc bug fixes.

Version 1.23
Version 1.23 includes the following new functionality:

  • Mouse wheel support for editing component.

Version 1.22
Version 1.22 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for XML export malformed XML document.
  • Fully qualified filename display option.
  • Editor component bug fix for selected region display.

Version 1.21
Version 1.21 includes the following new functionality:

  • Improvement for symbol handling.
  • Editor component bug fix.

Version 1.20
Version 1.20 includes the following new functionality:

  • Enhanced editor component - embedded text can be aligned left or right.

Version 1.19
Version 1.19 includes the following new functionality:

  • Visit count displayed alongside source code.

Version 1.18
Version 1.18 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for code rewriting hooks.
  • Bug fix for crash if editing definitions damaged in registry.

Version 1.17
Version 1.17 includes the following new functionality:

  • Progress bar feedback for hooking using cached instrumentation data.
  • Bug fix for merging sessions - symbol data was not merged correctly. This also resulted in failure to display any data on the Functions tab when a merged session was loaded.
  • Faster shutdown code in stub when not running in a service.

Version 1.15
Version 1.16 includes the following new functionality:

  • Improved support for services.

Version 1.14
Version 1.15 includes the following new functionality:

  • Performance improvement: Instrumentation without caching speed improvment of approximately 10% or more, depending upon application.
  • Performance improvement: Instrumentation data can be cached if desired. Caching instrumentation data can result in much faster instrumentation times (internal test show improvements in instrumentation speed of approximately 70%). This was a customer request.

Version 1.13
Version 1.14 includes the following new functionality:

  • New Feature: Custom editor specification. This was a customer request.

Version 1.12
Version 1.13 includes the following new functionality:

  • New Feature: Option to calculate percentage coverage with/without unhooked line count. This was a customer request.

Version 1.12
Version 1.12 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for command line quoted argument handling.
  • New toolbar icons.
  • Maintenance work.

Version 1.11
Version 1.11 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for symbol handling.

Version 1.10
Version 1.10 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for hooking DLLs.

Version 1.09
Version 1.09 includes the following new functionality:

  • Feature improvement: Ability to attach to a running service.

Version 1.08
Version 1.08 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix:Map files only read when timestamp agrees with DLL.

Version 1.07
Version 1.07 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for LoadLibraryEx().

Version 1.06
Version 1.06 includes the following new functionality:

  • Improved performance of tree control.
  • Improved function and line hooking algorithms.

Version 1.05
Version 1.05 includes the following new functionality:

  • Addition of synthetic hooks to improve code coverage statistics.

Version 1.04
Version 1.04 includes the following new functionality:

  • Addition code for cvLicense.exe and Coverage Validator to cope with Windows File Protection preventing the upgrade of DBGHELP.DLL to a more recent version than the default installed for Windows 2000.

Version 1.03
Version 1.03 includes the following new functionality:

  • Potential deadlock during advanced hooking algorithms, prevented.
  • Improved detection of functions in code sections. Previous algorithm had the potential to incorrectly identify data in code blocks as code. New algorithm use new PDB API to correctly identify functions.

Version 1.02
Version 1.02 includes the following new functionality:

  • More Robustness improvements for function and line hooking.
  • Line Coverage information coallescing improvement for release builds of target application.

Version 1.01
Version 1.01 includes the following new functionality:

  • Robustness improvement for function and line hooking.

Version 1.00

Version 1.00 is the first commercial version of Coverage Validator. Release date: 25 March, 2003.

Beta History

Version 0.28

Version 0.28 has the following improvements and changes.

  • Column width autosizing

Version 0.27

Version 0.27 has the following improvements and changes.

  • Fix file locations bug.
  • Column sorting on file and lines tab.
  • Limited Column sorting on functions tab.

Version 0.26

Version 0.26 has the following improvements and changes.

  • Tree control - fix redrawing bug found on Functions tab.

Version 0.25

Version 0.25 has the following improvements and changes.

  • Summary tab, all columns can now be sorted by clicking on the column header.
  • Column widths on all summary, functions and file and line tabs are remembered between sessions.

Version 0.24

Version 0.24 has the following improvements and changes.

  • Bug fix for the global hook rejection filter on LoadLibrary(Ex). For the cases where the filter prevented the loading of a DLL, it was possible for some registers to be corrupted, resulting in unpredictable application behaviour.

Version 0.23
Version 0.23 includes the following new functionality:

  • Internal minor bug fixes.

Version 0.22
Version 0.22 includes the following new functionality:

  • Fix for subtle bug that can result in a very few addresses getting the wrong coverage statistics. The correct statistics were collected, but a bug in the UI would attribute them to a different address.
  • Extra error reporting relating to symbol tracking on diagnostic tab.
  • Bug fix for "automatically add to PDB search path". Paths are reset to match the file settings dialog/wizard prior to launching/injecting/waiting on an application. Paths are then rediscovered. This means that for situations where you have multiple versions of the same DLL in your development environment, the correct paths to your PDBs are used, rather than paths to PDBs in potentially other directories on your system than the particular DLL in use at the time.
  • Internal minor bug fixes.

Version 0.21
Version 0.21 includes the following new functionality:

  • Misc. internal improvements.

Version 0.20
Version 0.20 includes the following new functionality:

  • Improvements for the don't hook DLLs option.
  • Addition of global hook detection options.

Version 0.19
Version 0.19 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for formatting of XML document tag codeFragment, attribute function.

Version 0.18
Version 0.18 includes the following new functionality:

  • Symbol names mangled by the C++ compiler are displayed unmangled.
  • Functions view has new check box to allow function return type and parameter types to be displayed.
  • Minor UI resources fix.
  • tips.txt updated.

Version 0.17
Version 0.17 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for potential (but rare) deadlock on diagnostics tab.
  • Bug fix for memory corruption when copying data to the clipboard.

Version 0.16
Version 0.16 includes the following new functionality:

  • Auto update of source code window on right side to show coverage changes as they happen.
  • Fixed broken resource IDs for Feedback check boxes on dialogs.
  • No progress dialogs when running in hidden mode from the command line.

Version 0.15
Version 0.15 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for command line interface eating alternate unspecified args.
  • Addition of Auto Merge functionality, accessible via settings dialog, Auto Merge tab.
  • Misc UI improvements.

Version 0.14
Version 0.14 includes the following new functionality:

  • Improved command line interface.
  • Addition of F5, F6, F7, F8 keys to provide navigation to visited/unvisited lines.
  • Misc bug fixes.
  • Addition of overall project summary statistics on Summary tab.

Version 0.13
Version 0.13 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for crash on functions view when displaying very long method names.

Version 0.12
Version 0.12 includes the following new functionality:

  • Source code panes cleared when session deleted.
  • Improvement to error reporting for lines that could not be hooked.
  • Improvement to hooking - more lines are now hooked.
  • Bug fix for hooking - prevent hooking existing hooks caused by inline functions.

Version 0.11
Version 0.11 includes the following new functionality:

  • Navigation buttons added to source code panes.
  • XML export bug fixed.
  • User interface crash fixed.

Version 0.10
Version 0.10 includes the following new functionality:

  • Help file completed.
  • Various user interface bugs fixed.

Version 0.09
Version 0.09 includes the following new functionality:

  • Command line arguments completed.
  • Class, method and function filtering completed.

Version 0.08
Version 0.08 includes the following new functionality:

  • Partial implementation of filtering by class, method and function.
  • Misc UI bug fixes.

Version 0.07
Version 0.07 includes the following new functionality:

  • Coverage Validator now works release binaries as well as debug binaries.
  • New data settings user interface.
  • New Coverage data interface.

Version 0.06
Version 0.06 includes the following new functionality:

  • Bug fix for rare crash when DLL loaded into same address space as a previously unloaded DLL, and aggressive line hooking enabled.
  • Bug fix for aggressive hooking of return instructions.

Version 0.05
Version 0.05 includes the following new functionality:

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Version 0.04
Version 0.04 includes the following new functionality:

  • Changed defaults for aggressiveness of line hooking to be non-aggressive. This is because we have found some applications that these settings do not work for and we have not had time to analyse and fix the hooking failures.
  • Added support for performing coverage analysis via command line parameters.
  • Added support for merging of data in a new session into a previous session so that all coverage data for the same application is recorded in one session. This allows you to do cumulative analysis using multiple runs of your product. Merging is done using the session manager on the Managers menu. At this time, no help documentation is available for this feature, although operation of the feature is self explanatory. After merging sessions, remember to select the session you merged into, before you dro out of the session manager.

Version 0.03
Version 0.03 includes the following new functionality:

  • Hooking Feedback dialogs now displayed for modules loaded after start.

Version 0.02
Version 0.02 includes the following new functionality:

  • Map file handling improvements.
  • Internal maintenance bug fixes.
  • Addition of exception handler dialog to present a callstack and register dump if Coverage Validator crashes.

Version 0.01

Initial beta version made available to selected beta testers.

Software Verify Coverage Validator Team.