For new users of Bug Validator, a configuration wizard appears the first time you run the application.
The wizard collects a few details about environment, tools, update requirements (for non-evaluation users) and ends with a short video tutorial.
After the introductory page, the wizard presents options for configuring the how the launch, inject and wait dialogs present information to you.
•Wizard mode guides you through the tasks in a linear fashion
•Dialog mode all options are contained in a single dialog
Experienced users will find this mode quicker to use
These settings can be changed at any time via the User Interface Mode option on the Settings menu.
The next page of the wizard presents options for using environment variables for symbol search paths when finding PDB symbols.
You don't have to choose any of these options as Bug Validator will try to automatically determine symbol path information.
These environment settings can be changed at any time via the Configure Symbol Handling Environment Variables on the Symbol Server page of the Settings Dialog.
The next page of the wizard allows you to specify which IDE, Compiler or Linker you're using.
This is important as it affects how symbol lookup is performed. Visual Studio has various quirks in its history of symbol handling and we have to work around that.
The default settings are shown below, although the Visual Studio version may vary.
These lookup settings can be changed at any time on the Symbol Lookup page of the Settings Dialog.
The software updates page of the wizard is only shown to non-evaluation users.
You can configure your software update credentials within the application and where updates are downloaded to.
You can test the login details to ensure they are valid:
•Test login details click to check your entered details are valid (requires an internet connection)
Valid details will be confirmed:
Invalid details may mean you entered credentials for another application in the Validator suite, or they could have been entered incorrectly.
You should have received the correct credentials when you purchased Bug Validator.
If you experience problems, check with your system administrator or contact Software Verify.
These update credentials can be changed at any time from the Software Updates menu.
It’s important to be able to specify where software updates are downloaded to because of potential security risks that may arise from allowing the TMP directory to be executable.
We use the TMP directory as a default, but if you're not comfortable with that you can specify your preferred download directory. This allows you to set permissions for TMP to deny execute privileges if you wish.
An invalid directory, e.g. one that does not exist, will show text in red and will not be accepted until a valid folder is entered.
•Reset reverts the download location to the user's TMP directory
The default location is c:\users\[username]\AppData\Local\Temp
The download location can be changed at any time from the Software Updates menu.
The final page of the wizard presents a short video overview of Bug Validator.
The video has audio
More help is available via the Tutorials tab and the Help menu.
The video is also available on the product website. Visit https://www.softwareverify.com/products.php and find the product link for Bug Validator.
•Finish closes the First Run Configuration dialog leaving the application ready to use