The VB Watch Console is a helper tool to instrument projects in batch. This can be done either from the user interface or the command line.
The VB Watch Console works with Super plans (saved as .spp files).
A super plan is a list of project + plan pairs. Each project can be assigned a different plan.
When the super plan is started, projects are instrumented one by one, in the order of the list, with the plan they were assigned.
Tip: to avoid interruptions during process, it is recommended to set default actions to confirmation dialogs.
Open plan: Loads a previousply saved .spp super plan
Save plan: Saves the current super plan as a .spp file
New plan: Start a new super plan from scratch
Add project: Adds a project to the current super plan
Start plan: Starts the instrumentation batch according to the current super plan
Ctrl center: Opens the VB Watch Control Center
Wizard: Opens the VB Watch Wizard
About: About box displaying the current version.
Important: from there you may associate .spp super plan files to the VB Watch Console; in this case you may open a .spp file directly to start a super plan, or right click it in the shell to edit it.
Help: Brings this page
Exit: Unloads the Console
Sel.: Uncheck to temporarily disable a project+pair pair in the list. Click the title cell to select all.
Project: Reminds the project's file name (not editable)
Project File Path: Project to instrument. Click the left icon to browse for its file name, or click the file name to edit it directly.
Plan: Plan to use for the project's instrumentation. Simply click and select from the list.
Control: Use the arrows to modify the order of project+plan pairs. Use the Delete button to remove a project+plan pair.
When done, open the following file
At the end of the instrumentation, the VB Watch Console offers the opportunity to run a file of your choice.
For example, you may want to run an installer application to build your installation package, or simply run the main exe of your group of project only when all projects are instrumented.