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Patent Title: Presentation of visual program test coverage information

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US6212675
Issue Date: 04-03-2001
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File Date:09-16-1998

Abstract: A technique, system, and computer program for presenting test coverage metrics in a visual programming environment. The information is presented in the same general visual manner in which a visual programmer creates a visual program. A number of alternative presentation styles are defined whereby the visual program is augmented to indicate test coverage status. For example, when displaying connections, one color may be used when displaying a connection to indicate that it has been covered, while a different color is used for connections that were not covered. Or, different line styles (such as solid versus dashed, or different degrees of line thickness) may be used to represent the same information. Alternatively, the test coverage status may be indicated by annotating the graphical representation of the visual program with text (such as "covered" or "not covered").


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