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AR# 18465

6.1i ISE - Generating VHDL testbench template results in "Error creating <design>_tb.vhd. Defaulting to boilerplate test bench. "

Description

Keywords: ProjectManagement, Portability, Project Navigator, found, boilerplate, test bench

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
When trying to use ISE to generate a testbench automatically (Project -> New Source ->VHDL testbench) Project Navigator gives the following error message:

"WARNING:Portability:111 - Message file "ProjectManagement.msg" wasn't found.

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

Error creating <design>_tb.vhd. Defaulting to boilerplate test bench."

Solution

This can happen if the targeted VHDL file is using a generic that does not have a default value:

A Project Navigator subprogram handling the test bench creation does not properly handle a generic without an initial value. Adding an initial value in the VHDL code prevents the crash and allows a correct test bench to be created.


This problem has been fixed in the latest 6.1i Service Pack available at:
http://support.xilinx.com/support/techsup/sw_updates
The first service pack containing the fix is 6.1i Service Pack 3.
AR# 18465
Date Created 11/20/2003
Last Updated 02/07/2006
Status Archive
Type General Article