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The C++test 10.x Desktop provides full backward compatibility with C++test 9.x, and the upgrade does not require any specific migration steps. However, C++test 10.x introduces a number of enhancements and changes that may require attention. This topic explains chapter details important changes between versions 9.x and 10.x that should be taken into account when migrating from 9.x to 10.x.

Note: Parasoft offers a separate installation, C/C++test DTP Engine, which allows you to perform static analysis without integrating with the IDE, as well as providing the ability to execute unit tests created in open-source unit testing tools, such as GoogleTest, while monitoring code coverage for these unit tests. The Engine also provides the ability to capture code-level Application Coverage during the execution of manual tests.

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  • The following operating systems are no longer supported: Solaris OS, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003
  • C++test may require additional 1GB RAM (32bit) or 2GB RAM (64bit) for running the analysis.Parasoft offers a separate product,

Documentation Changes

The C++test documentation is now available online at and accessible from the Parasoft > Help> C++ menu. (A PDF version of the online documentation is also distributed with C/C++test


for offline viewing.)

Static Analysis

Reporting Code Parsing Problems

The default settings for analyzing files with parse errors has changed. In 9.x, the "Analyze files with parse errors" option was in the test configuration was disabled by default, and no results were reported for files with parse errors. In 10. This x this option has been replaced with the "Code Parsing Problems" option. This option is set with the default setting to ignore any parse problems and report static analysis findings for all files in the scope by default. 

To retain the default behavior from C++test 9.x, set the "Code Parsing Problems" option to "Error" for a selected test configuration. See Static Tab Settings - Defining How Static Analysis is Performed for details.

Any parsing problems are reported in both HTML reports and sent to Parasoft DTP for display with the "Diagnostics> Runs - Status" widget.

Reporting Results On Cancellation

When the analysis was canceledcanceling analysis prior to completion, C++test 9.x reported the partial results that were obtained before cancellation. In . To ensure consistent results, C++test 10.x , static analysis results are reported after the analysis is has completed. If the Therefore, if the analysis is canceled in the IDE, no results before completion, no results will be reported in the IDE. 

Monitoring Static Analysis Progress

The Test Progress view does not currently (as of 10.3.2) provide details about the current progress of a static analysis run. To monitor the details about a static analysis run, set the console verbosity to Normal or High and monitor the Console Output view for the current progress (in the GUI) or add the -appconsole stdout option to the cpptestcli parameters the cpptestcli parameters (in the command line).

Analyzing Projects with Shared Files in Eclipse

To ensure consistent results, Eclipse projects that share the same file(s) should be analyzed in separate runs (for example, if your projects include the same linked resources) should be analyzed in separate runs to ensure that results are reported for both projects.





C/C++test 10.x expands both the breadth of the code metrics calculated (see Metrics Calculation for details on the full list of available metrics) and the reporting/navigation of the metrics data – via Parasoft DTP. Calculated code metrics are consistent across all the Parasoft Engines (i.e. Jtest, dotTEST, C/C++test), and Parasoft DTP provides enhanced interfaces for aggregation and navigation of the metrics data (see the Metrics Explorer section of the DTP documentation at for more details).





  • The configuration of metrics and violation thresholds are currently (as of 10.3.2) only configurable via the Test Configuration interface in DTP.
  • The IDE based metrics view and static HTML metrics reports generated by C++test

    To review metrics analysis results, ensure that the results are reported to DTP. 

Supported Metrics

  • are no longer available.

Team Infrastructure

Integration with Development Testing Platform

C++test 10.x can be integrated directly with the Parasoft Development Testing Platform (DTP) -  – the next generation of Parasoft Concerto. Parasoft DTP can aggregate and analyze local analysis aggregates analysis and test results, well as including granular line coverage (per test case), to help you focus on the quality tasks that have the most impact. See See Connecting to Development Testing Platform for information how to connect to DTP.

Connecting C++test to DTP enables you to analyze code using Test Configurations stored also enables the configuration of C++test using test configurations stored, managed and edited on the DTP server; see  see DTP Test Configurations for details.

Note: Team Server is still supported by 10.x, but we is it recommend to use the DTP workflow across the team.

Reporting Results with the -publish Option

If you use the When executing the C/C++test Desktop in command line mode , you can enable sending results (i.e. for automated execution of Parasoft unit test or backward compatibility), results are sent to DTP with the -publish option, which in . In C++test 9.x this option was used to report results to Team Server. In , and in C++test 10.x, publishing results to Team Server can be enabled with the -publishteamserver option.

Task Management with Project Center

The 9.x Project Center is deprecated.

Code Review Changes


Peer Code Reviews in the IDE vs Change Reviews in DTP

The Peer Code Review functionality from within the C++test 9.x IDE has been deprecated. With C++test 10.x , you can review changes in the code base independently of the source control system directly in system  directly in the web interface of Parasoft DTP. The The Change Explorer view provides a better  in Parasoft DTP provides additional insight into the evolution of your code by using additional changes between builds by correlating the analysis data aggregated by DTP with the code changes into a single interface.  See the Change Explorer section of the DTP documentation at for more details.

Documentation Changes

Integration with Concerto Project Center

Integrations with Concerto Project Center have been depreciated in C++test documentation is now published online and is no longer integrated into the IDE. Choose Parasoft> Help> C++ from the main menu or select the appropriate documentation at Reporting to Project Center for traceability is still available but importing of task information into the IDE is no longer available.