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Source Files Filters

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The Source Files Filter page allows you to specify which source files should not be hooked.





Listing files to exclude or include


By default, Coverage Validator will try to hook all source files used by your application, but you can choose to list only those which should be included or excluded


Hook all files... instructionStep hook all files


Don't hook the files in the list... instructionStep hook everything except the files in the list


Only hook the files in the list... instructionStep hook only the source files listed


In the list you can include files or directories. If using directories you may want only that specific directory, or everything underneath it (the default):


Only match exact directory... instructionStep check this so as not to recurse into child directories



Managing the list of files


Add files or directories on disk:


Add File... instructionStep navigate to the source files instructionStep select one or more files instructionStep click Open instructionStep all the selected items are added


Add Dir... instructionStep navigate to the folder instructionStep select it and click OK instructionStep the folder is added to the list



Or manually enter a file:


Add... instructionStep a new row is added to the list instructionStep Type the file path instructionStep press Return instructionStep the file is added to the list



Remove items as normal:


Remove instructionStep removes selected items in the list

Remove All instructionStep removes all items, clearing the list


Alternatively, press b_del to delete selected items, and b_ctrl + b_a to select all items in the list first.



Exporting and importing


Since the list of source files can be quite complicated to set up, you can export the settings to a file and import them again later. This is useful when switching between different target applications.


Export... instructionStep choose or enter a filename instructionStep Save instructionStep outputs the filtered source files to the file

Import... instructionStep navigate to an existing *.cvxft file instructionStep Open instructionStep loads the filtered source files


note The exported file can be used with the -sourceFileFilterHookFile command line option.





All file and directory specifications can contain the * wildcard.


Some examples will help:


 Consider a project with three source directories:




 Possible filters could be:





Reset All - Resets all global settings, not just those on the current page.



Reset - Resets the settings on the current page.